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CFE Hosts J.P. Morgan Valuation Methodologies Boot Camp
November 14, 2011
On November 2, the Center for Financial Excellence (CFE) hosted a team of five investment bankers from J.P. Morgan who ran an intensive six-hour valuation boot camp for 40 first-year Daytime MBA students.
Matthew Sable, Executive Director, J.P. Morgan
The J.P. Morgan bankers, including Shawn Saparamadu '11, described relative valuation methodologies, including comparable companies and precedent transaction analyses, and compared and contrasted these approaches with discounted cash flow and leveraged buyout valuation analyses. The bankers discussed the pros and cons associated with these methodologies and provided experiential insights to frame valuation analyses within the context of real-world facts and circumstances. The students applied their learning in an extended breakout session where they worked in teams on rigorous valuation assignments. The students then presented their analyses to the J.P. Morgan team for evaluation and critique. The session concluded with a discussion about the roles and responsibilities of investment bankers and the importance of being a trusted advisor.
Upcoming CFE events include a boot camp to be administered by Credit Suisse, a private equity case study to be administered by CVC Capital Partners, and a corporate finance case study to be administered by Limited Brands. In combination with Fuqua's rigorous curricula, the center's programs and events advance students' professional development and expand their comprehension of the practical skill sets and industry knowledge necessary for them to become finance practitioners and leaders of excellence.