How to value a business?

10 Hour Online (Live) Certification Program

Faculty: Mrs. Prachi Ganu

18+ years of industry experience in institutional sales/risk management (corporate & investment banking) with JP Morgan & ICICI. Chartered Accountant (All India 25th rank holder) and certified valuation professional -financial assets and securities (IBBI). Mrs. Prachi is also a visiting faculty at Meghnad Desai Academy.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Overview of various Valuation Approaches
  2. Relative & DCF Method of Valuation – the nuts and bolts
  3. Build a basic DCF Model in MS Excel

Duration: 10 Hours

Eligibility: Open to students, faculty, research scholars and working professionals from diverse backgrounds

Fees: INR  938.1 + GST

Use code MDAEPAST50 to get the recorded version of the course at 50% discounted price of the live version (Discounted price for the recorded version: Rs 938.1)

Course Structure:


Session 1: (1 hour 30 mins)

  • Introduction to Business Valuation
    • Why Valuation?
    • Different approaches for Company Valuation
    • Equity Value v/s Enterprise Value

Session 2: (1 hour 30 mins)

  • Intrinsic Value v/s Relative Value
    • All about Relative Valuation
    • Pros and cons
    • Transaction Comparables / Trading Multiples


Session 1: (1 hour 45 mins)

  • Overview of DCF Method
  • Understanding the steps in DCF
  • Forecasting cashflows:
    • Business Model
    • Forecasting cashflows

Session 2: (1 hour 45 mins)

  • Terminal Value
  • Estimating discount rates
    • Understanding Risk -CAPM Model for pricing Risk
    • WACC – Cost of Equity & Debt


Session 1: (1 hour 45 mins)

  • Case Study
  • DCF Model – walkthrough
  • Build a basic DCF Model in Excel

Session 2: (1 hour 45 mins)

  • DCF Model . . . contd.
  • Putting it all together – conclusion & take-aways

Registrations for this certificate program are now closed. Thank you for your interest. By registering in the form below, you will jump the queue for our second intake for this program which will begin shortly. We will also be posting a few lecture take-aways, reading materials and other interesting content from this course. Follow us on our social media platforms (Facebook & Instagram) and our website to know more.