Tl;dr: Part of a collection of real examples of M&A investment banking slides. This blog covers Next Steps. 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).
Collection of M&A slide examples
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I have broken out 827 examples of slides across 32 sections. You can click through to the section you want to learn about next here:
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 Next Steps
I made a template format for the blogs so I could write some structured thoughts. But honestly, some of the sections are self-explanatory. If you’re wondering why the feck I’m writing, just know I’m thinking the same thing ;).
Next steps spell out what happens next.
Why these slides are made
Now next steps in banking are no joke. It’s not like “I’ll send call notes and then we’ll organize another call“. M&A deals are not simple, they involve a lot of expensive advisors and take up a lot of management time who are still running big companies concurrently.
It’s probably better to think of next steps as a timeline or an overview of the proposed process. In fact, there might not even be a clear path from here to completion. In which case you will find in more complicated deals a decision framework, which will explain all the possible consequences.
Comments on making these slides
I can’t really remember writing these slides. Normally I would rip off something that seems like it is relevant, strap on anything smart I can think of and then show it to one of the big boys. They’ll change the timeline, add some points, but generally just scribble on the paper and tell you to update it.
Examples of Next Steps
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