Who Should Take This Course?

  • You're headed for a Summer/Full-Time role in Investment Banking

    We've led training at BB, EB, and MM Investment Banks and at top Business Schools and can help you avoid common modeling pitfalls.

    We've trained thousands of students and know exactly what tools you need to succeed when you hit the desk.

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

    You likely won't build a merger model in an interview. However, building a full M&A model will solidify your understanding of M&A.

    Get that little bit of additional edge in recruiting once you've mastered the fundamental concepts of M&A

  • You're aiming for a Hedge Fund or Mutual Fund Role

    We've led training at small-cap to megafund Private Equity firms as well as the world's largest Hedge Funds and Mutual Funds.

    When companies in your coverage group announce a deal, you need to determine the impact to EPS (and Valuation!) quickly.

Don't Take Our Word For It!

Read reviews from students who have completed this course.

5 star rating

M&A Modeling Review

Rashmi Majjigapu

This course was excellent in breaking down M&A step by step to help thoroughly understand each component!

This course was excellent in breaking down M&A step by step to help thoroughly understand each component!

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Will Impress Your Interviewers

Samir Durrani

Attempting to understand m&a is a topic that many candidates save to learn on the job - they stick to just the basics for interviews. This course takes c...

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Attempting to understand m&a is a topic that many candidates save to learn on the job - they stick to just the basics for interviews. This course takes complicated m&a concepts and explains them simply, tangibly, and in a digestible manner for any student looking to secure a role involving m&a.

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Helpful course

Nick Maricocchi

These skills helped me through interviews and day to day in my job.

These skills helped me through interviews and day to day in my job.

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Excellent!

Leonardo Morais Ting

The M&A Modeling course helped me a lot during my summer internship in investment banking.

The M&A Modeling course helped me a lot during my summer internship in investment banking.

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5 star rating

Awesome content!! A+ instructor

Rahel / Ninja

Are Your Courses Really Different?


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


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Course Curriculum


Total Course Time: 7 Hours

    1. Intro: M&A Financials (7 Min)

    2. AMD + Xilinx Financials (5 Min)

    3. AMD & Xilinx Annual / Quarterly SEC Filings

    4. Time for Excel: Financials (17 Min)

    5. Burn it in! (1 Min)

    6. Test Your Skills! (1 Min)

    1. Intro: M&A Valuation (2 Min)

    2. Valuation: Price Per Share (9 Min)

    3. Valuation: Share Count Intro (3 Min)

    4. Valuation: Options + TSM (12 Min)

    5. Valuation: Restricted Stock (7 Min)

    6. Valuation: Convertibles (6 Min)

    7. Time for Excel: Diluted Shares (Part 1) (16 Min)

    8. Time for Excel: Diluted Shares (Part 2) (10 Min)

    9. Valuation Mechanics (4 Min)

    10. Time for Excel: Valuation Summary (13 Min)

    11. Valuation Wrap-Up (2 Min)

    12. Burn it in! (1 Min)

    13. Test Your Skills! (1 Min)

About this course

  • 95 lessons

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 Finance|able 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 finance 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 and Buyside Essential courses, 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. 


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