2017/2018 Event Timeline

2018

2018 Venture Capital Conference - Quest for the next Unicorn

Date: Tuesday, 29th May 2018

Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, Great Britain (UK)

Room: Auditorium, LG001

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Guests: Accel Partners, Amadeus Capital Partners, BVCA, Good Soil Venture CapitalForward PartnersNorthzoneproSapientRLC Ventures, Stasher, and Wayra UK

Event Details: The Cass M&A and PE Society is delighted to host the very-first Venture Capital Conference at Cass Business School on the 29th of May 2018. We will be joined by leading Venture Capitalists, Angel Investors and Tech Founders as we discuss what it takes to find, or be, the next promising Start-Up.

The Cass M&A and PE Society is delighted to welcome the BVCA Director Tim Hames to start off the conference, followed by a VC Research Panel discussing current VC trends, and let Founders share their experience and what it takes to get VC funded.

As our keynote speaker, Anne Glover CEO of Amadeus Capital will provide the audience with her insights and current outlook for European VC.

The last panel is formed as a panel discussion with five top UK Venture Capitalists and Founders discussing what each party looks for in each other.

Tickets: Here

Exclusive Audience with Adriana Pierelli - Managing Director BNY Mellon

Date: Wednesday, 16th May 2018

Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, Great Britain (UK)

Room: The Hub, 3rd Floor

Time: 18:00 – 19:30

Guests: BNY Mellon

Event Details: An exclusive audience with Adriana Pierelli, Managing Director and Regional Executive Southern Europe at BNY Mellon. Hear from Adriana about how she developed her career in banking, about today’s INNOVATION in banking, as well as the impact of BREXIT upon BNY Mellon and the global banking industry.

Co-Host: Cass Women in Business

Tickets: Here

Advanced M&A Financial Modelling Workshop

Date: Saturday, 26th May 2018

Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, Great Britain (UK)

Room: 2001

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

Guests: AMT Training

Event Details: During this session, participants build a fully integrated merger model which combines financial statement forecasts for the acquirer and the target. Practical consolidation issues are addressed. The deal analysis focuses on the financing structure, pricing, earnings and credit impact and value creation.

Key topics:

  • The advantages of a full-blown merger model
  • Preparing the stand-alone data for acquirer and target
  • Preparing key deal data
  • Building a flexible funding structure using a sources and uses of funds table
  • Calculating goodwill
  • Dealing with fair value adjustments to the target’s net assets
  • Dealing with refinancing of target’s debt
  • Modeling fees (advisory, debt-issuance and equity-issuance)
  • Consolidating the financial statements of acquirer and target
  • Synergies
  • Earnings accretion / dilution and relative P / E analysis
  • Assessing the value creation potential of the deal using return on invested capital (ROIC)Analysis:
  • Contribution analysis
  • Analysis at various prices (AVP)
  • Net present value of synergies vs. control premium
  • Identifying the maximum offer price and a suitable financing mix

Tickets: Here

Your career in Investment Banking? Expert advice from Jolle Wever - Managing Director of AMT Training

Date: Tuesday, 27th March 2018

Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, Great Britain (UK)

Room: The Hub, 3rd Floor

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Guests: AMT Training

Event Details: We are proud to host Jolle Wever, Managing Director of AMT Training, who will share his personal career in Investment Banking and will also provide guests with unique insights and an update on the current Investment Banking recruiting environment. This event offers our guests the one-off opportunity to get direct expert advice on how to start a career in Investment Banking and chance to get personal career questions answered.

Tickets: Here

M&A Financial Modelling Workshop - Second Chance

Date: Saturday, 24th March 2018

Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, Great Britain (UK)

Room: 2001

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

Guests: AMT Training

Event Details:

M&A accounting (2.5 hours stds)

Participants learn the accounting rules to incorporate equity investments in the consolidated accounts and work on several examples by preparing proforma financials for a variety of cases. Complexities such as non-controlling interests and equity method investments (associates / affiliates), and their impact on earnings and cash flows are also covered.

Key topics:

  • Accounting rules for equity investments
    • Fair value through profit and loss investments
    • Available for sale investments
    • Equity method investments (associates / affiliates)
    • Proportional consolidation
    • Full consolidation
    • Non-controlling interest
  • Consolidation of balance sheet and income statement
  • Impact of an M&A transaction on earnings
  • Goodwill calculations & impairment test
  • The impact of deal financing

M&A analysis and modeling fundamentals (4.5 hours stds)

This session covers the basic steps of analyzing an acquisition – covering the impact of a deal on the financial statements with a particular focus on EPS, PE and contribution analysis. By the end of the session, the class builds an accretion / dilution model using EPS forecasts and acquisition assumptions, proforma leverage ratios and a proforma balance sheet.

Key topics

  • Big picture: what is the transaction impact on acquirer and target shareholders?
  • Preparing key acquisition data
  • Building a flexible funding structure
  • Modeling acquisition adjustments
  • Calculating the accretion / dilution effects of the deal
  • Understanding the significance of relative P / Es
  • Calculating and understanding contribution analysis
  • Ownership issues
  • Income statement contribution
  • Credit issues and leverage ratios
  • The strategic implication of different financing alternatives
  • Synergies and synergies needed to break even
  • Proforma balance sheet
  • Sensitivity and scenario analysis

Tickets: Here

Annual M&A and PE Conference

Date: Tuesday, 20th March 2018

Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, Great Britain (UK)

Room: Auditorium, LG001

Time: 15:00 – 20:00

Guests: Ardian, Blackrock, Bloomberg, Brookstreet Equity Partners, Financial TimesIntralinks, Mergermarket, ONEX, Park Partners, RLC Ventures and more to be confirmed

Event Details: Cass M&A and PE Society is proud to announce our biggest event of the year, the Annual M&A and PE Conference. The conference has been a fixture of the academic year for the past 6 years, and we’re delighted to build upon that history with the latest iteration: “2000, 2007 – Is it different this time? How current deals will be viewed in the future”.

This year the focus is upon uncertainty in the M&A market and a Private Equity market awash with cash, and we are delighted to announce panels to match the billing. Hear from leading Researchers, Investment Bankers and Private Equity practitioners in dedicated panels for each; with ample time to network between each.

So join us on Tuesday 20th March to hear inside opinions from those at the forefront of the industry, as well as an excellent chance to further your own opportunities by networking with speakers and peers

Tickets: Here

      

Introduction to Private Equity Conference

Date: Tuesday, 27th February 2018

Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, Great Britain (UK)

Room: The Kitchen, 3rd Floor

Time: 18:00 – 20:00

Guests: Anacap Financial Partners, Aberdeen Asset Management, Maya Capital and PER

Event details: In the 2018 Introduction to Private Equity Conference, we will host industry experts from the PER, AnaCap Financial Partners, Aberdeen Asset Management and Maya Capital, who will give you unique insights into your future career in Private Equity. Stay for networking, have insightful conversations with the Private Equity experts and start your career in Private Equity at that evening!

Tickets: Here

M&A Financial Modelling Workshop

Date: Saturday, 3rd February 2018

Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, Great Britain (UK)

Room: 2001

Time: 09:00 – 17:00

Guests: AMT Training

Event Details: 

M&A accounting (2.5 hours stds)

Participants learn the accounting rules to incorporate equity investments in the consolidated accounts and work on several examples by preparing proforma financials for a variety of cases. Complexities such as non-controlling interests and equity method investments (associates / affiliates), and their impact on earnings and cash flows are also covered.

Key topics:

  • Accounting rules for equity investments
    • ―  Fair value through profit and loss investments
    • ―  Available for sale investments
    • ―  Equity method investments (associates / affiliates)
    • ―  Proportional consolidation
    • ―  Full consolidation
    • ―  Non-controlling interest
  • Consolidation of balance sheet and income statement
  • Impact of an M&A transaction on earnings
  • Goodwill calculations & impairment test
  • The impact of deal financing

M&A analysis and modeling fundamentals (4.5 hours stds)

This session covers the basic steps of analyzing an acquisition – covering the impact of a deal on the financial statements with a particular focus on EPS, PE and contribution analysis. By the end of the session, the class builds an accretion / dilution model using EPS forecasts and acquisition assumptions, proforma leverage ratios and a proforma balance sheet.

Key topics

  • Big picture: what is the transaction impact on acquirer and target shareholders?
  • Preparing key acquisition data
  • Building a flexible funding structure
  • Modeling acquisition adjustments
  • Calculating the accretion / dilution effects of the deal
  • Understanding the significance of relative P / Es
  • Calculating and understanding contribution analysis
  • Ownership issues
  • Income statement contribution
  • Credit issues and leverage ratios
  • The strategic implication of different financing alternatives
  • Synergies and synergies needed to break even
  • Proforma balance sheet
  • Sensitivity and scenario analysis

Tickets: Here

2017

Breaking into Investment Banking Conference

Date: Monday, 4th December 2017

Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, Great Britain (UK)

Room: Auditorium, LG001

Time: 18:00-21:00

Guests: Arma Partners, DC Advisory, Deutsche Bank, Evercore, Moelis & Company, Morgan StanleyPark Partners and Rothschild & Co.

Event Details: We will be hosting insightful panels with Investment Bankers and Graduate Recruiters, and will also provide you with the opportunity to network whilst enjoying some refreshments.

Tickets: Here

Exclusive Mergermarket Workshop

Date: Wednesday, 15th November 2017

Location: Cass Business School, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, Great Britain (UK)

Room: 2001

Time: 18:30-20:00

Guests: Mergermarket

Event Details: Mergermarket is a global M&A database, which provides leading investment banks, advisory firms and corporates with powerful analysis of current and historical deals as well as league tables and predictive intelligence. The workshop is created by our partners to give members of the Cass M&A and PE Society an exclusive opportunity to learn how to use the database in order to thrive in an investment banking career.

Tickets: Here