Tl;dr: Part of a collection of real examples of M&A investment banking slides. This blog covers Analysis at Various Prices. See the PowerPoint presentations investment bankers are paid millions for. No matter your job, or your aspirations, you can learn from these slides.
This is part of a collection of 67 free M&A presentations from the top 20 banks (based on ranking, and also the quality of presentation for you to learn from).
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Is this blog for you?
Why the heck should you care? Investment banks (historically) attracted the best and the brightest.
- Slide structure/design: Learn how complicated concepts are structured and designed in PowerPoint
- Analysis approach: See exactly how complex financial methods are presented
- Strategy and communication: M&A deals are not (normally, other than many Duff and Phelps decks) cookie cutter. There’s a host of topics that need to be dealt with
- Morbid interest: I used to do this for a living, but it’s still interesting to see how PPT are made… but then maybe it’s just me and so FML 😉
Who this will help:
- You want to work in banking: There’s a lot of applicants. Knowing the job helps you answer questions
- You work in banking: Even if you’re an MD, you need to know how the best are structuring their thoughts/analysis
- You write presentations: You can’t buy learnings like this. You can learn from the slides
- You have a curious mind: Good for you
About Analysis at Various Prices
Analysis at Various Prices or AVP, also known as a valuation matrix, displays the implied multiples paid at a range of transaction values and offer prices (for public targets) at set intervals. It is simply a page that illustrates what various purchase prices imply from a premium and multiples valuation basis.
Along the X-axis you set out the purchase price per share and on the Y-axis you set up a bunch of line items and show how things change.
In practice, what you make is a big model and then this page is a sensitivity analysis.
Why these slides are made
You can do this AVP analysis for both the buy and sell-side. For the sell-side, you want to understand what deal you will accept, on the buy-side you want to see what you can afford (before you lose on the deal).
You will notice on the slide examples that they have highlighted what the offer is, occasionally there is both the first offer and a revised offer.
Once you see this the matrix starts making more sense. You can look at this and think “if I have to increase my offer, how much more is it going to cost me and what are the consequences“. It’s a useful analysis. It’s not that hard to make as it is just built off the model you built, but it adds a lot of value.
Comments on making these slides
As I said, the analysis isn’t hard to make as it’s based on all the monkey work you did already. Most of these slides are basically just screenshots with some annotation. You actually will do a lot of formatting in excel so you can paste this stuff into Word/PowerPoint (Yes, at Lazard we used Word, I don’t know if they still do. There were some technical reasons why they did that, but the DPT department did the work, so I didn’t care.
Examples of Analysis at Various Prices
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