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Leveraged Buyout Simulation

Participants become deal masters, assuming the roles of PE firms, lenders, and sell-side advisors to navigate the LBO process

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Simulation Overview

The Leveraged Buyout simulation is an immersive financial simulation designed by seasoned investment bankers and PE professionals.

It captures the complexities and strategic nuances of executing deals. Participants navigate through key stages, from roadshows to the bidding stage and deal structuring.

This multiplayer simulation emphasizes critical thinking. Participants' performance is evaluated based on their ability to optimize the capital structure and maximize investor returns.

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4-6 hours6 DEBRIEFINGTeams are either PE Firms, Lenders, or Advisors, managing the entire LBO process - from roadshow and bidding to deal structuring​.1 BRIEFING2 ANALYSINGTeams are formed, 3-4 players in each. Gameflow and briefing docs are provided.Immersion in analysisTasks prompts​Live statsDeal summaryDeadlinesLEVERAGED BUYOUT - GAMEFLOWDifficulty adapts to players' skillsLENDERSLENDERSLENDERSPE FIRMSPE FIRMSPE FIRMSSELL-SIDE ADVISORSSELL-SIDE ADVISORSSELL-SIDE ADVISORSWatch briefing videoReview lender mission, role and aimsDetermine suitable Capital Structures​Send info requests to Sell-Side teams​Submit term sheets​Push PE teams to be selected as lender​Start Corporate Valuations​Complete Corporate Valuations​Evaluate term sheets​Select lenders & submit EV bids​CreateRoadshow Pitch​Manage incoming info requests​Upload documents to data room​Push PE teams to bid higher​Review PE mission, role and aimsReview sell-side mission, role and aimsSell-side teams pitch their companies, while lenders and PE teamsrequest information needed for analysis​The system displays the deal dynamics of how three companies were acquired, including an Acquisition & Financing Table​Review results and performance from all teams. Reflect on feedback.​Automatic assessment, relative to peers in the simulation: Sell-side teams on IRR targets, lenders on debt terms, and PE firms on enterprise value bids.​Company alerts​Industry newsfeed​Competitor updates​WinnersCertificate4 BIDDING3 ROADSHOW5 STRUCTURINGCase studies ​Excel models​Tool tips​All Info MemosIMs + private info
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Key Features

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Duration

4 to 6 hours

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Ideal for

Interns & Analysts. Employees in PE, M&A, IBD, DCM, LevFin, Transaction Services

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Pre-requisites

Understanding of DCF

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Approach

Adaptive learning by doing in a competitive team setting

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Grading

Simulator provides performance data to HR to optimize staffing decisions

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Instructions

Explained by videos, case studies, pop-up windows

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Real-time feedback and scores

Provided by simulator

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Facilitator

Simulator runs by itself (coaching is optional)

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Clocks, rules and validation

Managed by the simulator

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Location

Virtual, at the desk, in-training room or hybrid

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Overview: Leveraged Buyout

  • Step into the world of dealmaking
  • Engage in a fierce and exhilarating battle of LBOs
  • Master the entire process, from financial modeling to bidding and structuring
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Pricing

Per participant (pricing valid for 50+ students)

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(1) Intense competitive gaming
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(2) Feedback on concepts and work
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(3) See ranking and performance stats
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Intel: Data and Analytics on participants
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Onboarding: Setup and deployment managed by Finsimco
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Support: Receive live support during a simulation
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Facilitation: Whole simulation run by Finsimco
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Data: Receive soft and hard skill assessment on participant performance
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Creators of the Leveraged Buyout Simulation

The following industry professionals were involved from the beginning in the inception, creation, development, testing, and optimization of the simulation.

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Managed LBO transactions, PE, VC, and family offices, Olaf Rottke.

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Senior M&A Investment Banker, Morgan Stanley, Bharat Venugopal.

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Sell-Side and Buy-Side experience, Morgan Stanley and HPS Investment Partners, Gerhard Wortche.

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Ex Finance Director, Precomp Tools, Aatmay Upponi.

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Finance LBO deals, Morgan Stanley, SMBC, and Citi, Georgi Naydenov.

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Facilitator Resources

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Enquire

Webinar 23 May 2024 13:00

Join this 20-minute webinar, followed by a Q&A session, to immerse yourself in the simulation.

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Private demo

Book a 15-minute Zoom demo with one of our experts to explore how the simulation can benefit you.