# Private equity course

On Financial Training Associates’ private equity course delegates find out how deals work: how someone might ‘win’ or ‘lose’ from a deal.

Course delegates practise building their own deal, assembling and discussing the components without getting bogged down in large Excel models.

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## Private equity course – IRR

The impact of leverage on return: why banks are always under pressure to lend just a little bit more Training course provider: Now all I wanted to… to demonstrate there – look at this; if we were just able to get a little bit more debt moving from eighty percent...

## Private equity course: introduction

Note: click on the video below to play or, alternatively, if you prefer you can read the course transcript underneath. Training course provider: We’ve got this first session here – key principles and roles of private equity; introduction to private equity. So...

## Returns when LBO modelling

Here are some suggestions as to how returns could be laid out and calculated when LBO modelling. Most of the numbers above we calculated previously.  Here we are assuming that: The business could be sold at an enterprise value of 28.0.  EBITDA of 4.0 x 7 = 28.0...

## Debt capacity and the equity gap

When estimating debt capacity, fleshing out the LBO modelling structure, and determining the equity gap, there are a number of “right” answers.  Here is one answer: Debt = say 5 x 2.0 EBITDA = 10.0.  Depending on the size and the quality of the business,...

## Financial modelling with the XIRR formula in Excel

The standard IRR formula assumes cash flows occur at regular annual intervals. Where cash flows are more complicated or irregular you need to use a different Excel formula: XIRR. How does Excel’s XIRR function work? XIRR assigns dates to cash flows.  To practise...
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