Tl;dr: Part of a collection of real examples of M&A investment banking slides. This blog covers Offer Comparison. 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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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 Offer Comparison
Regardless of whether you are advising the acquirer or the target, if you’re in a competitive situation you’re going to analyze offers that are made.
So your get offers and then you compare those offers… surprise!
Why these slides are made
Your job as a banker is to advise your client on deals. There is always a buyer and a seller. And btw, there is no such thing as a merger – there’s always a buyer, legally speaking.
Your client wants to know if an offer is good or bad, is it more or less than someone else, how does this compare to trading prices etc.
When an offer is made in a deal, the first thing you will do is a deal summary where you spell out the terms of the deal. If there are multiple offers or there are competing ones then you just compare them on a slide and then probably get into the terms of each sequentially.
Comments on making these slides
Offer comparison slides are not hard to make. You just need to know about the deal, what matters and how to present them.
Examples of Offer Comparison
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