Corporate Finance - Introduction


Cost for BPP PD Members: £1020 + VAT 12 CPD Hours
(£1275.00 + VAT for non BPP PD Members Click Here for details of our membership scheme).


This course will be of benefit those who are commencing work in a corporate finance role or wishing to gain an understanding of what is involved in corporate finance work.


This two-day course is designed to provide an overview of corporate finance and covers the main areas: public equity, private equity, raising debt and mergers and acquisitions.

No previous corporate finance experience is required, but a familiarity with financial statements is assumed. Prior attendance on our Company Accounts - Introduction or Accounting & Financial Analysis - Introduction is otherwise recommended.

Learning outcomes include obtaining a greater understanding of:

  • Introduction
    • What is corporate finance?
    • Main activities involved in corporate finance
  • Raising Capital
    • Sources of capital: debt and equity
    • Raising debt: Types of debt
    • Raising equity: Types of equity, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), rights issues, other secondary issues, the private equity market
    • Funding options in practice
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Why merge or acquire?
    • Business disposals: Rationale, processes
    • Public versus private deals
    • Structuring an offer: pricing and consideration
    • Overview of regulatory considerations (City Code (Blue Book), bid timetable, competition rules)
    • Tactics during a bid: Defence strategies, attack tactics

    "A CPD certificate of completion will be provided by BPP Professional Education Limited upon request, following attendance."

    Course Dates

    Location Dates Time Availability  
    London 15 - 16 Jul 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    London 17 - 18 Oct 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now
    London 05 - 06 Dec 2019 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM  Spaces Book Now

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