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2021 VBA Webinar Series: Capital Structure Optimization

November 05, 2020
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM EST

Natasha Morales
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What is the ideal financing mix for a company? How can a company achieve an optimal balance between leverage and return from a market investor’s perspective? Join BDO’s Valuation & Business Analytics practice for a comprehensive approach that involves the consideration of a firm’s dynamic cost of capital and credit quality, all while analyzing current capital market conditions. The discussion will cover best practices in assessing the impacts of various debt levels on a company’s operating cash flows, capital constrains, and strategic options available with each leverage scenario.
Upon completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Recognize the benefits of achieving long-term target capital structure that supplements a firm’s value creation strategy
  • Discuss a holistic framework that considers strategic alignment, financial soundness, credit analytics, and capital market diagnosis
  • Identify the analytical procedures essential for conducting a comprehensive capital structure optimization assessment
Delivery: This webinar will be delivered via the BDO Online CPE Network
Prerequisites: None
Advanced Prep: None
Credits: 1.0 CPE credit in the field of Finance
Program Level: Basic
BDO USA, LLP is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.nasbaregistry.org
Discussion topics include:
  • Comprehensive analytical framework for capital structure optimization:
    • Financial Soundness Assessment: Assessment of the financial viability and flexibility associated with anticipated transactions and/or capital plans by modeling out the investment and cash flow metrics associated with various scenarios
    • Credit Analytics: Overview of quantitative methods employed to estimate synthetic credit ratings and develop credit quality assessments given certain hypothetical scenarios
    • Capital Market Diagnosis: Discussion on in-depth capital market analyses to help companies understand prevailing funding costs, investors availability, and comparable primary and secondary market transactions
    • Capital Structure Optimization: Considerations associated with the design of an optimal capital structure as part of the support for a company’s growth profile
    • Financing Structure / Deal Advisory: Negotiations of deal terms and financing structures during the transaction planning and execution process leveraging the analyses performed as part of the capital structure optimization process
  • Benefits associated with an optimal capital structure as part of the firm’s value creation strategy

Manny Ngan

Valuation & Business Analytics