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Leveraged Buyouts: A Practical Introductory Guide to LBOs

Book Description

Leveraged buyouts (LBOs) are innovative and sometimes controversial transactions. Loading a target company with the debt used to acquire it requires careful judgement, and getting the balance right between debt-load and future performance can be a demanding challenge. The financial analyst's role therefore sits at the heart of a successful leveraged buyout. It is his or her analysis of a target company and a prospective LBO which lays the foundation for a viable deal - or alerts parties to potential problems. This book assists financial analysts by explaining both the principles involved in leveraged buyouts, as well as detailing the ins and outs of putting together an industry-standard LBO analysis. Written by financial expert David Pilger, in lucid and accessible English it takes readers through: - the purpose, advantages, risks and outcomes of LBOs - the typical players in an LBO deal - step-by-step instructions on building an LBO analysis in Excel: from sources of funds, through income statements, cost structure, interest, EBITDA, cash flow, debt paydown and returns Eminently practical and authoritative, this is an indispensable guide for any finance professional or student looking to master a vital area of modern finance. By understanding the techniques and principles underlying LBO analysis, and by working through the model in this book, readers will acquire a deeper understanding of the LBO investor's perspective - and be able to use these techniques as a practitioner in the financial industry.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Publishing details
  3. About the Author
  4. Preface
    1. What this book is about
    2. Who this book is for
    3. What knowledge is assumed
  5. Part I: Leveraged Buyouts Explained
    1. Chapter 1: What Is An LBO?
    2. Chapter 2: Leveraged Buyouts: The Purpose
      1. Advantages of Leverage
      2. Risks of Leverage
      3. Outcomes
    3. Chapter 3: Players in a Leveraged Buyout
    4. Chapter 4: Anatomy of a Practitioner’s Analysis
      1. Overview of Financial Statements
      2. Application of Financial Statements
      3. LBO Analysis
      4. Steps in Creating an LBO Analysis
  6. Part II: Building and Analysis
    1. Chapter 5: How Much and Who’s Paying For It?
      1. Uses of Funds
      2. Sources of Funds
      3. Leveraging Up
      4. Transaction Enterprise Value – Measuring Value
    2. Chapter 6: Income Statement
      1. Future Growth
    3. Chapter 7: Cost Structure
      1. Expenses
      2. Revealing Ratios
      3. In the Years Ahead
    4. Chapter 8: Income Statement Forecast
      1. Forecasting Year 1
      2. Extending Our Projections
      3. Checkpoint: Are We Right?
    5. Chapter 9: Interest
      1. Setting the Stage
      2. Taxes
    6. Chapter 10: Ebitda
    7. Chapter 11: Cash Flow
    8. Chapter 12: Outstanding Debt Balance
      1. Paying Down Leverage – How Much is the Right Amount?
      2. Excess Cash
      3. Across the Five Years
      4. Net Interest Income
      5. Statistics and Ratio Analysis
    9. Chapter 13: Return Analysis
      1. Multiple of Money
      2. Returns in the Future
    10. Chapter 14: Additional Ratio Analysis
      1. Debt Ratios
      2. Coverage Ratios
    11. Chapter 15: Sensitivity Analysis
  7. Conclusion
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