Tl;dr: Part of a collection of real examples of M&A investment banking slides. This blog covers Management Projections. See the PowerPoint presentations investment bankers are paid millions for. No matter your job, or your aspirations, you can learn from these slides.
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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 Management Projections
Management are the exec team of your client and the projections are the forecasts the CFO says he can stand by.
Typically management will have 5 years of projections. As a public company, they will provide “guidance” to equity research analysts, but the level of details will vary.
When the management are your client, well they share pretty much everything with you. What you need to do as a banker is to understand the numbers and make sure that they actually make sense.
Why these slides are made
These slides are basic financial analysis, but it is what you do with them that comes after which matters. You’re going to use the management forecasts when you do your DCF of your client. If you are on the sell-side you’ll argue with them with other bankers to support your valuation. You might use them to calculate earn-outs if payments are deferred.
By themselves, the projections aren’t all that interesting, but they’re the foundation of pretty much every financial analysis you do.
Comments on making these slides
You will provide your client with an Information Request List at the start of any engagement. In it will be the client’s financial model, or something generally useful. What’s you’ll do is trawl through the information and start making a basic model. You’ll possibly get in touch with your touchpoint in the corp dev team (if they have one) and request some more information and maybe some clarification. In banking, you’re expected to do a lot of work and not annoy the client unless you have to, or have something cool to show.
The first presentation you will do will be a “preliminary financial review”. You might organize a session with the CFO and get feedback on how you did the model and some granular assumptions about how different business lines will grow. Ultimately you want the client to be on board with what you have made and the forecasts.
It is super important that all these numbers are correct as any analysis will be flawed.
Examples of Management Projections
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