Who Should Take This Course?

  • You're aiming for Bulge-Bracket,
    Elite Boutique or Middle-Market IB

    Learn the ins and outs of the full Sell-Side M&A Process from start to finish so you can nail your interviews.

    Master common IB Interview Questions
    and land the job!

  • You're headed to a Bulge-Bracket,
    Elite Boutique or Middle-Market IB Internship or Full-Time Role

    Learn the full Sell-Side M&A Process from start to finish so you can hit the ground running.

    Get an edge over your peers headed to IB by learning the other 80% of the M&A Process (beyond Modeling & Valuation) that is often never taught until you hit the desk.

  • You're headed to Private Equity and never worked in Investment Banking

    Learn what happens on the other side of the fence to maximize your abilities as an Analyst or Post-MBA Associate
    on the Buy-Side.

    Ramp up at lightning speed with a full understanding of the M&A Process that you'll navigate as an Investor.

Don't Take Our Word For It!

Dylan K.

Incoming Summer Analyst at JP Morgan

'Hey Mike, another note on my Superday that I forgot to tell you was that I was asked twice to describe a complex investment banking process and I just used the framework from your Sell-Side M&A course."

Jake P.

Incoming Summer Analyst at Piper Sandler

"Out of all of the courses I’ve seen online, Finance|able has by far been my favorite. Not only did it take less time than other courses, I learned and retained more than any other course I’ve taken within that short timespan.

Mike not only is passionate about teaching, he also tries to go above and beyond to help people from anywhere, regardless of their background."

Isaiah B.

Associate at Lazard

"Mike and the finance|able team are the real deal. Their teaching reminds me of some of the best instructors I had in the Marine Corps: passionate, academically rigorous, and firmly grounded in the demands of the real world.
So much of this job demands attention to context and deep understanding."


Analyst at Top 3 PE Firm

"The Finance|able course materials ar very clear, detailed and easy to follow.

Mike and his team are clearly passionate about teaching and committed to student's success. "

Ayo A.

Incoming Summer Analyst at PJT Partners

"Finance|able's teaching is unique, effective, and very much different when compared to other finance learning platforms.

The style of teaching is easily understood, prioritizes conceptual understanding, and helps you apply the materials to real-world scenarios and case studies. Finance|able courses prepare you not to memorize finance concepts but help you speak confidently on it and shine in interviews.

Overall Finance|able is a great platform not only for providing best-in-class teaching but also for opening doors for students from any background to excel in careers in finance."

Sabrina Y.

Incoming Summer Analyst at Jefferies

"Mike clearly has a passion for teaching, which across in his clear and straightforward methods of explaining technical concepts, which I
had never truly understood until finance-able.

As a liberal arts student with no prior finance background, i am so appreciative of Mike's willingness to help even those who are traditionally underrepresented get up the curve."

Samuel S.

Incoming Summer Analyst at $1T Asset Manager

"Working with Mike Kimpel/Finance|able has been one of the best experiences I have had.

His passion for helping me understand finance and willingness to chat whenever I needed help made him the best mentor I had to understand the opportunities within finance and investing (& more!).

I would not have been as successful without his guidance, as he continually provided access to information that only comes with being a veteran in the industry. If you have any general interest in careers in finance, Mike is your guy. Thank you, Mike!"

Dev G.

Intern at Boutique IB Firm

"Finance|Able has been a real game-changer for me. I have used a variety of finance prep courses and the teaching methods offered from Finance|Able are unmatched.
The visual teaching aspect, when it comes to the training videos, makes all the material much easier to grasp along with concise explanations. The courses themselves provide a detailed overview on all things Finance and have helped me prep for all my interviews.
I would highly recommend this platform to anyone who is interested in Finance or is in the midst of recruiting for a job within the financial services industry."


Incoming Summer Analyst at Alpine Investors

"Mike’s charisma towards students looking to break into high-finance is unmatched, and it is clear that Mike truly cares about the outcomes of his students....without Mike, I would not be where I am today, and cannot think of a better mentor & coach who has inspired me to reach for my wildest goals.

Thank you Mike & Financeable!"

Are Your Courses Really Different?

We use a highly visual approach to make concepts easier to digest. 

Modeling vs Doing Deals

The Virtual Data Room

The Buyer Reach-Out Process

What is an NDA?

Course Curriculum

Total Course Time: 3 Hours & 13 Minutes

  • 3

    Section 02. Pitch + Engagement

    • The Pitch

    • Pitchbooks In Real Life - Intro

    • Pitchbooks In Real Life - 'Creds'

    • Pitchbooks In Real Life - Market/Company Overview

    • Pitchbooks In Real Life - Strategic Alternatives + Buyers

    • Pitchbooks In Real Life - Valuation

    • Wrap-Up

    • Burn It In!

  • 4

    Section 03. Pre-Launch

    • Pre-Launch - Introduction

    • Working Group List + Kick-Off

    • The Data Room

    • Marketing Documents

    • Sample CIM - Memo Format

    • Sample CIM - Slide Format

    • Burn It In!

  • 5

    Section 04. Marketing

    • Marketing - Introduction

    • Buyer Reach-Out

    • Intro to NDA's

    • Sample NDA - Landry's - Morton's

    • NDA Sections - Direction

    • NDA Sections - Parties + Confidentiality

    • NDA Sections - Termination

    • NDA Sections - Non-Solicit + Standstill

    • NDA Sections - Reps & Warranties

    • Marketing Wrap-Up

    • Take a Breather

    • How are you feeling?

    • Burn It In!

  • 6

    Section 05. Bidding Rounds

    • Bidding Rounds - Introduction

    • Buyer Diligence & Non-Binding Bid Evaluation

    • Sample Non-Binding Bid - KPS - Wasau

    • Non-Binding Bids - Buyer Background

    • Non-Binding Bids - Purchase Price

    • Non-Binding Bids - Working Capital 'Peg'

    • Non-Binding Bids - Financing

    • Non-Binding Bids - Conditions to Close ('Outs')

    • Non-Binding Bids - Binding Nature

    • Non-Binding Bid Selection Process

    • The Virtual Data Room

    • Management Presentations

    • Due Diligence - Business + Legal + Financial

    • Sample Quality of Earnings Report - Fortune Industries

    • Binding Bid Evaluation

    • Sample Binding Bid - NAC - Belleli

    • Key (Incremental) Binding Bid Terms

    • Selecting a Buyer

    • Burn It In!

  • 7

    Section 06. Closing

    • Closing - Introduction

    • Purchase Agreements

    • Sample Purchase Agreement - Blackstone Acquisition

    • Key Purchase Agreement Terms

    • Approvals + Announcements

    • The Funds Flow

    • Closing Dinner + Deal Toys

    • Burn It In!

    • How are you feeling? - End of Course

    • Wrap-Up

    • Sample Deal Document Links

Do You Really Know What You're Doing?

Learn from a former Investment Banking, Private Equity, and Hedge Fund practitioner (and Columbia Business School professor) who has successfully trained thousands of students. 

Mike has accumulated a unique range of experiences as a practitioner and teacher across the core areas of top-tier Finance. 

In Finance|able's courses, Mike ties these experiences together to help students see each situation from buy-side, sell-side, and operating roles using time-tested methods from over a decade and a half working and teaching on Wall Street.

Mike oversees all curriculum development and is building the only curriculum available that is purpose-built to tie together the common threads across disciplines above to maximize your potential as an analyst.

Coming from a non-traditional background, our Founder, Mike Kimpel, is incredibly passionate about helping newcomers learn about (and excel in!) the world of Finance!

You will be able to succeed whether you're headed to Investment Banking, Private Equity, Investment Management, Corporate Finance, or M&A.

You'll learn to be much more than a 'Monkey' with our training. 

How Are Your Courses Different?

Learn Effortlessly With Our Intuitive, Visual Approach

Many finance courses look like a copy-paste from a textbook to a slide.


Let's face it, nobody likes learning this way...especially not in 2022. 

Our courses are designed with a highly-visual approach to help make learning easier, more engaging...and call us crazy...but even a little bit fun!

To quote an early user: 

"when you mentioned that there's nothing out there like this, I thought you meant you just had a better understanding of accounting than others, but the financeable platform is actually one of a kind. The mini quizzes and visuals are amazing and they're a perfect way to learn." 

Zero Time Wasted!


You're a busy person, with a lot on your plate!


We skip the fluff and zero in on what you really need to know!

As an example, many Excel courses teach you every Excel Function under the sun.  

In contrast, our Excel Survival Kit focuses on what you'll actually use day-to-day as an analyst

And our Excel course is built around a comprehensive project that actually reflects what you will actually do on the job!

We continue to be baffled by financial analyst programs that boast about 10-20+ hours of content...in a world where attention spans are shrinking by the minute.

It reminds us of the famous Mark Twain Quote:

“I apologize for such a long letter - I didn't have time to write a short one.”

Don't worry, you won't need 20+ hours to learn core topics with our courses!

Ace Any Task with our Dynamic Frameworks

Most intro-level modeling courses are built around a particular company case. 

This sounds like a great idea, but it has two major issues:

  1. Attempting to learn company-specific details while simultaneously learning model mechanics (often ends with information overload and pure confusion).
  2. Building your foundational constructs around a single company. But every model build has company-specific nuances. 

While we will offer real-company cases, our foundational courses are built around a simplified example to ensure you build a strong conceptual foundation.

We further reinforce your learning with Visual Mental Maps for everything from Valuation to Financial Modeling. 

With our courses and mental maps, you will be able to attack any model with confidence instead of getting lost in one-off nuances of individual companies. You won't get lost in the weeds in our courses!

Prep For Interviews Within The Course

Within each section of our Concepts courses (and LBO Modeling), you'll find a walkthrough of common interview questions tied to the concepts covered. 

With this approach, we not only help you build a strong conceptual foundation but also prepare you to nail your interviews. 

No More Information Overload!

Our courses are designed to deliver exactly what you need, based on where you are in your career progression.  

We know your foundational training is only the beginning. 

And we build our courses to provide you with exactly what you need at every stage of your learning journey.  

In the end, we're aiming to provide you with everything you need to survive your first 5-10 years on the job. 

Interested, But Not Ready To Take The Plunge?

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