[Online, NEW] Corporate Finance Fundamental - For Merger & Acquisition, Fund Rising
Course Information
  • 10-Apr-2023
  • Online
  • Nakulan Tharmalingam
  • English
  • RM 1400 RM 1340
    Until 06 Apr 2023
  • 8:30am - 4:30pm


A knowledge of finance is needed in order to successfully operate a business of any size. Corporate Finance concentrates on the finance essentials needed to run a business, including fund raising, internal cash management, and the deployment of funds to dividends, capital expenditures, investments, and acquisitions. It also addresses such core issues as how to develop an appropriate capital structure and determine the best types of available funding.

This program is designed to provide a strong foundation in the principles of corporate finance, approaches of corporate finance and an opportunity to apply relevant principles to practical and managerial decisions. The subject is designed to enable the student to understand the decision making process that a company usually adopt before accepting any projects which are in line with the company objectives of maximizing shareholders’ wealth. Greater emphasis is given on the determination of relevant cash flows from a project and the impact of short term and long term financing these projects have on its capital structure with the consideration risk and return. This program also covers time value of money and dividend policy. It provides necessary knowledge in evaluating different management decisions and its influence on corporate performance and value.




   - Explain the nature and concept of corporate finance

   - Explain financial markets and corporations

   - Understand important concepts and techniques used by corporate finance professionals

   - Understanding the Basics Principles of Accounting

   - Fundamentals of Financial Statements - Balance sheet, Income statement, and Statement of Cash flow

   - Interpretation of Financial Statements and Ratio analysis

   - Understanding the Sources of Funding, Capital Structure and Cost of Capital

   - Understand the Business Valuation ratios and Basic concepts of Business valuation

   - Analyze corporate investment and financing decisions

   - Explain how investment decisions are made using capital budgeting decisions

   - Determine how valuations are influenced by factors such as risk and financing

   - Understand how corporate financing decisions are made

   - To analyze mergers and acquisitions of various types

   - To show the ways of capturing the value drivers through mergers and acquisitions

   - Develop relevant computational skills and master financial analysis




This stimulating program will maximize understanding and learning through Interactive Lectures, Course notes, Videos, Learning Assessments





Date:    10-11 April 2023 (Mon-Tue)

Time:    8.30am – 4.30pm

Mode:   Online/ Interactive




   - Early Bird Offer (before 22 Mar 2023)     –     RM 1,280

   - Special Offer (before 6 Apr 2023)     –      RM 1,340

   - Normal Fee      –      RM 1,400


    >> Fee includes Course Notes, Certificate of Completion and 6% Service Tax.


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Module1: Introduction to Corporate Finance

   - What is Corporate Finance

   - Key Concepts of Corporate Finance

   - Main activities involved in corporate finance

   - Who is Responsible for the Corporate Finance Function

   - Explain the Four Financial objectives

   - Key Corporate Finance Decision Making for Value creation


Module 2: Fundamentals of Accounting & Understanding Financial Statements

   - Objectives of Financial Reporting

   - Fundamental Principles of Accounting

   - Accounting Equation & Transaction Analysis

   - Users of Financial Statements

   - Explain Balance sheet, Income statement, and Statement of Cash flow


Module 3: Financial Statement Analysis

   - Explain why financial statements need to be analyzed

   - Evaluate a company’s balance sheet and income statement

   - Analyze financial statements by using meaningful ratios

   - Understanding Working Capital Management

   - Comment on the limitations of financial ratios


Module 4: Sources and Forms of Financing

   - What are the Sources of Funding

   - Important sources and forms of short-term financing

   - Understanding Global Capital Markets

   - Sources of intermediate and long-term financing

   - Comment on the different categories of Equity financing

   - Differentiate Capital Lease vs Operating Lease




Module 5: Cost of Capital and Capital Structure

   - What is Cost of Capital

   - Explain the Capital structure and cost concepts.

   - What is ‘Risk and Return’? Capital Asset Pricing Model ( CAPM )

   - Protecting Portfolios Using Correlation Diversification

   - Clarify the meaning of Cost of financing, why it is used, and how it is calculated

   - Understanding Optimal capital structure

   - How does capital structure influence the debt vs equity decision?


Module 6: Financial Analysis of Capital Investments and Strategic Initiatives

   - Capital Budgeting Principles

   - Time Value of Money

   - Methods of Evaluating Capital Investment Projects

   - Comparing different projects and their returns


Module 7: Mergers and Acquisitions

   - What is Merger and Acquisitions

   - Why Merge or Acquire?

   - Business disposals: Rationale, processes

   - Tactics during a bid: Defence strategies, attack tactics


Module 8: Business Valuation

   - Understand the Business Valuation ratios used by Investors as a tool for evaluating investment potential.

   - Understand the Financial process of determining what a company is worth

   - Understand the Basic concepts of Business valuation


Course Summary – Developing your Action Plan

   - Lesson Learned and Program Wrap Up

   - Identifying Critical Initiatives and Developing Key Action Plan

   - Formulating Participants Personal Next Steps






Chartered Accountant
Fellow Member of Chartered Association of Certified Accountant - FCCA (UK)
Member of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants
Certified Trainer: Finance and Supply Chain Programs
Certified HRDF Trainer


Nakulan Tharmalingam a Chartered Accountant, Fellow Member of Chartered
Association of Certified Accountant - FCCA (UK) is a Principal Consultant/Trainer with NT Business Consulting and Training responsible for Finance Transformation and Supply Chain Management solutions. He is a Certified Trainer in Finance and Supply Chain Programs

Nakulan is a talented professional with over 35 years of progressive accomplishments leading Finance, Sales and Supply Chain and project management initiatives for major businesses. Strong strategic planner, problem solver and persuasive leader. Committed to managing operations and projects effectively while consistently delivering desired results and contributing positively to revenue generating activities.

Specialties: Auditing, Finance, Financial Accounting, Treasury, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, Reconciliation, Fixed Asset and Project accounting, Solution development, F&A Training, Fraud risk assessment, Capital Budgeting and Process streamlining.

Led the implementation of SAP Finance, Sales and Distribution Modules for Colgate-Palmolive. Specialist in Forecasting & Budgeting Business Modelling, Long Range business Planning. And Competitive Analysis Variance Analysis Cost Analysis / Control

Nakulan spent over 28 years working with a major global MNC – Colgate Palmolive. His experience stretches across Finance, Commercial and Supply Chain operations. For over 8 years, he was a Director with the MNC with responsibility for all Customer Service & Logistics functions including Demand Planning /Inventory Management, Customer Service, Distribution Operations and Logistics Alliances.

Nakulan is an experienced trainer and facilitator and conducts training sessions and workshops for managers, executives and non-executives in Finance, Commercial and Supply Chain programs.





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