# Financial Modeling for Renewable Energy M&A

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**Gain in-depth understanding of the Merger and Acquisition process with focus on the renewable energy sector**** **** **

**Lear about M&A transaction analysis, accounting, due diligence, deal structuring and financial modeling for renewable energy companies**

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## Course Objectives

Financial Modeling for Renewable Energy M&A course will give you the skills to develop and analyze financial models for M&A transactions. The course covers essential topics including M&A transaction analysis, accounting, due diligence, deal structuring and financial modeling with focus on renewable energy projects. Advanced topics such as sizing debt financing, determining payment structures and carrying out investment return analysis are also covered in the course. Note that this is not a project finance modeling course to evluate a stand-alone wind or solar projects, in this course, we deal with acquisition of a renewable energy company.

In an online environment you will go from a blank Excel workbook to a financial model suitable for investment analysis, debt structuring and operational scenario evaluation. This course will provide step-by-step instructions on how to build financial model suitable for analyzing M&A transaction in renewable energy industry. Short form and long form M&A models will be build in the course.

**By the end of this course, you will be able to build complex, real-life M&A financial model for acquisition of wind and solar projects, and you will acquire the skills necessary to analyze, structure, and execute deals in the renewable energy sector.**

## What This Course is About?

Financial models for M&A transaction are used to assess the risk and reward of acquiring a company. The transaction's debt capacity, investment returns and financial feasibility depend on expected future cash flows generated by the combined entity itself and a financial model is built to analyze this.

In the Financial Modeling for Renewable Energy M&A, we will model complex acquisitiion transaction from scratch in excel.

## You will learn about:

- Building a financial model from scratch in excel for M&A deals (both short and long forms);
- M&A transaction analysis, accounting, structuring and due diligence for renewable energy sector;
- Creating best practice macro’s and Excel VBA codes to break circularities;
- Sizing debt based on multiple covenants for renewable energy acquisition financing;
- Building in the acquisition capital structure with the appropriate adjustments for the combined entity's balance sheet;
- Creating three-way financial statements and understanding the core accounting concepts that ensure we have a balancing balance sheet;
- Integrating synergy, EPS accretion / dilution, internal rate of returns and NPV analysis in the model;
- Building summary worksheet to provide meaningful analysis to present to key stakeholders;
- Advanced modeling and accounting concepts (flexible timing, stub period adjustment, multiple debt tranches, goodwill analysis etc.);

This is the same comprehensive financial training used to prepare analysts and managers at top financial institutions and infrastructure funds.

## How Does It Work?

The course length is over 15 hours.

First, we will review the basics of M&A transactions, so we understand all essential components of M&A delas in the context of renewable energy industry.

Then, in the second part, we will build a short form M&A model and carry out EPS accretion dilution analysis.

We will begin financial modeling for complex M&A transaction in the third part, where we will build a complex and flexible M&A model for acquisition of a reneewable energy company.

## Is This Course For You?

Yes, if your work involves developing, amending or reviewing financial models for acquisition transactions. This is a hands-on course, which is tailored to private equity, corporate finance professionals and investment analysts.

Typical students include analysts, managers, senior managers, associate directors, financial advisors, financiers and CFOs from project companies, investment banks, private equity and infrastructure funds.

## Course Prerequisites

You will need previous exposure to Excel in a financial modelling context and basic knowledge of investment concepts such as NPV and IRR. We also strongly recommend taking our course on Project Finance Modeling for Renewable Energy.

## Frequently Asked Questions

The course is divided into 3 parts.

First, we will review the basics of mining projects development, so we understand all essential components of project finance transactions in the context of mining industry. Then, in the second part, we will review financial modeling methods and excel functions that we will use often in this course, to improve our productivity in Excel. We will begin financial modeling in the third part, where we will build a financial model for gold project.

Part 1 consists only of concept explainer videos and quizzes.

Each module in part 3 comes with concept explainer video, a quiz and a financial modeling video. Each financial modeling video has "before" and "after" excel files so you can practice what you have learnt from the video lessons. And, final lesson has final project finance model.

The course is based on the open-pit gold project case study.

Video content length 14 hours.

You’ll also get personalized, one-on-one support from me, so you can get your questions answered every step of the way.

When you enroll in Financial Modeling for Mining course, you'll be able to ask me questions around how to apply what you're learning in the course (see the screenshots below).

It's kind of sitting in the class asking me questions but through an ongoing email chain comments whenever you need help.

Absolutely. Each financial modeling video has "before" and "after" excel files so you can practice what you have learnt from the video lessons. And, final lesson has final project finance model.

Yes! If you don’t feel like you’re mastering project finance modeling and analysis in the first 14 days of your enrollment, just email me and let me know. I’ll give you a full refund - no questions asked.

No catch here. My objective is to get my courses out to as many students that needed them as possible, which results in lower pricing as a starting point. Right now, I’m able to answer questions thoroughly at this price point. However, as enrollments continue to grow, I will probably need to increase enrollment price to reduce the number of students enrolling every month so I can continue to provide the level of personal attention I want to for everyone who decides to enroll in the course.

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**Course Curriculum**

- Case Study #2 - Building a Long Form M&A Model
- Modeling Acquirer's Revenue & Operating Costs (39:12)
- Modeling Acquirer's Working Capital, Equity and Taxes (30:20)
- Modeling Acquirer's Debt, DSRA and Financial Statements (55:22)
- Modeling Target's Revenue, Operating Costs & Working Capital (14:48)
- Modeling Target's PP&E, Taxes, Equity, Debt and Financial Statements (38:20)
- Modeling Pro-Forma Revenue, Operating Costs & Synergies (35:41)
- Modeling Working Capital and PP&E of the Combined Entity (61:48)
- Modeling Equity and Cash of the Combined Entity (27:47)
- Modeling Taxes of the Combined Entity (70:31)
- Modeling Debt of the Combined entity (70:57)
- Interest Expense for Tax Deduction and Bonus Depreciation (43:32)
- Sources & Uses of Funds and Macros (78:02)
- Modeling Goodwill & Pro-Forma Financial Statements (71:08)
- EPS Accretion / Dilution & Valuation (90:56)
- Deal Summary Worksheet (28:31)