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Investment Banking Book
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FREE Investment Banking Manual
Covering accounting fundamentals, valuation,
financial modeling, & Excel skills, this 400+ page
guide to investment banking is a must-have for
new analysts & associates.
Welcome to the official investment banking eBook from the Financial Mentor’s. In this 466-page analyst manual, we walk through all the important skills and body of knowledge required for a new hire at a bank. From accounting fundamentals to valuation, financial modeling, and Excel skills, this eBook cover all the major topics in investment banking for a new analyst or associate. We hope you find this book useful in reaching your future goals.
Financial Mentor’s book on investment banking is divided into three chapters: accounting, valuation, and financial modeling. Below is a detailed breakdown of what’s included in each chapter.
Accounting (chapter 1)
The accounting section of Financial Mentor’s investment banking eBook includes:
Accounting and analysis fundamentals
Accounting and analysis for mergers and acquisitions
- Acquisition accounting
- Accounting for associates and joint ventures
- Considerations for investment banking
- Comprehensive examples
- New M&A accounting rules
Valuation (chapter 2)
The investment banking book includes:
Discounted cash flow techniques
- Discounting fundamentals
- Estimating free cash flow for valuation purposes
- The key value drivers of cash flow
- Calculating the terminal value
- Putting it all together – DCF with terminal value calculation
Cost of capital
Comparable company analysis
- Why do we do comps?
- Comparable universe
- Sources of information
- From Equity Value to Enterprise Value
- Which multiple?
- Using comps
- Special Situations
- Keys to success
Precedent transaction analysis
Financial Modeling (chapter 3)
The financial modeling section of the investment banking book includes:
Best practice financial modeling
- Introducing the Ribbon
- Quick Access Toolbar
- Page Layout menu
- View menu
- Model set up
- Model structure
- IF and some other logical functions
- Data retrieval – the LOOKUP school
- Volatile functions
- Consolidating data
- Validating data
- Pivot tables
- Model completion
- Historic financials
- Forecast financials
- Debt modeling
- Formatting Continued
- Data functionality
- Auditing and error detection tools
- Auditing a model – a process
Below is one of many reviews Financial Mentor’s received from satisfied readers:
“The investment banking manual book covers just about everything you need to know to jump in as a new analyst or associate. For anyone who wants a crash course or refresher on a wide body of knowledge, then this is the ebook for you.”
This Investment Banking Analyst book is a great way to jumpstart your banking knowledge. Whether you are a going for an interview, or just started on the job, this book is a great way to get a lot of information in one highly organized format. And the best part is…it’s 100% free!
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Financial Analyst Certification
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