Valuation of Companies

Valuing a business can be tricky and subjective, but it's a critically important skill.

This one-day seminar explains the concepts and processes involved in the valuation of companies. Designed for professionals specializing in financial planning, business development and corporate acquisitions who have a basic understanding of modeling and forecasting, it provides an overview of valuation models and how to link company value to key value drivers.

The seminar also puts the course materials into practice by engaging participants in working through the valuation of a real company, using spreadsheets to analyze information.

We recommend that you first attend our two-day seminar on Modeling and Projecting Financial Statements, which delivers a strong base of knowledge in the subject matter presented in this seminar.


  • Solid accounting knowledge is essential for this program
  • Participants are required to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel 2010 or above

Venue and Hotel Details


  • Intrinsic valuation using discounted cash flows model versus relative valuation using multiples
  • A high level discounted cash flows valuation Model with key value drivers
  • Levered versus unlevered Analysis
  • Deeper dive into size, growth, margins
  • Deeper dive into asset intensity, business risk, and financial risk
  • Valuation multiples and levered versus unlevered
  • Acquisition Multiples

Program Details

Prerequisite:   A good understanding of U.S. GAAP Accounting
Preparation:   None
Level of Knowledge:   Intermediate
Field of Study:   Finance
Delivery Method:   Group Live, Instructor-Led Course

Course Leader

Dan Gode, Co-founder, Almaris E-Learning Systems.

Course Testimonials

“Dan Gode is an excellent instructor and I will definitely attend his courses again.” - Director Finance, Public Logistics and Transportation Services Provider

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    Reserve your seat in any session before midnight on May 1, 2018 and apply coupon code SPRG18WEBSITE at checkout to receive $100 off the purchase price.
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  • Discounts Available for Groups of 3 or More!*
    For more information, call 201-505-6062 or email

* Discounts cannot be combined and must be applied at time of initial registration.

** Tuition price includes daily breakfast, lunch, and morning and afternoon refreshments.

If you have previously attended this course, you may not be eligible for CPE credits. Please contact KPMG Executive Education to confirm your eligibility.

CFA Institute CE Qualified Activity

As a participant in the CFA Institute Approved-Provider Program, KPMG Learning has determined that this program qualifies for 6.5 credit hours. If you are a CFA Institute member, CE credit for your participation in this program will be automatically recorded in your CE tracking tool.