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Initial Public Offering Simulation

Students step into the world of IPOs, taking on the roles of underwriters and investors

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Simulation Overview

The Initial Public Offering Simulation is a comprehensive, experiential financial simulation created by investment bankers. It meticulously replicates the intricate process of taking a company public.

Students engage in the multifaceted journey of an IPO, from pre-IPO planning and valuation to roadshow strategies and pricing the offering.

This multiplayer simulation encourages critical thinking and raises corporate finance expertise, strategic communication, and market understanding. Students are evaluated on their ability to navigate the complexities of the IPO process, optimize the offering price, and ensure a successful listing.

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4-6 hours6 DEBRIEFINGTeams are either investment banking underwriters or institutional equity investors, managing the entire IPO process​.1 BRIEFING2 ANALYSINGTeams are formed, 3-5 players in each. Gameflow and briefing docs are provided.Immersion in analysisDeadlinesIPO - GAMEFLOWDifficulty adapts to players' skillsUnderwriter teams pitch their companies, while investor teams request information needed for analysis​.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 BOOK BUILDING3 ROADSHOW5 ALLOCATIONCase studies ​Excel models​Tool tips​Review investor mission,role and aimsWatch briefing videoEvaluate all company IMs​Push underwriters to receive oversubscribed shares​Financial Modelling withnew information​Subscribe the # of Shares​Provide indicative bids for# Shares & Share Price​Review underwriter mission,role and aimsCreate Roadshow Pitch​Allocate shares to investors​Determine # Share & Price Range​Push investors to bid formore shares​Submit IPO Offer Share Price​IMs +privateinfoAll IMsData Room​Price Indication​Firm BiddingUNDERWRITERSUNDERWRITERSUNDERWRITERSUNDERWRITERSINVESTORSINVESTORSINVESTORSINVESTORS
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Key Features

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Duration

3 to 6 hours

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Ideal for

MSc, MBA, 3rd BSc students

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Pre-requisites

Basic understanding of Multiples valuation

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Approach

Adaptive learning by doing in a competitive team setting

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Grading

Simulator provides assessment data to grade students

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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, in-classroom or hybrid

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45 seconds

Overview: Initial Public Offering

  • Experience the adrenaline of working on an IPO deal
  • Engage in an intense and competitive IPO game
  • Participants manage the full process - from a roadshow to book building and allocation
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Pricing

Per participant (pricing valid for 50+ students)

DIY
Primed
Guided
Facilitated
Participants
$33
$46
$59
$69
Intense competitive gaming
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Feedback on concepts and work
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See ranking and performance stats
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Gain certification upon completion
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Intel: Data and Analytics to grade students
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Onboarding: Assistance on setup and deployment
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Support: Receive live support during a simulation
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Branding: Your logo and name on the interface
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Prep talk: Scene setting to increase student excitement
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Facilitation: Whole simulation run by Finsimco
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Benchmarking: Cohort performance stats
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Creators of the Initial Public Offering 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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Sell-Side and Buy-Side experience, Morgan Stanley and HPS Investment Partners, Gerhard Wortche.

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

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Assistant Corporate Finance professor, Fatemeh Hosseini.

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Ex Finance Director, Precomp Tools, Aatmay Upponi.

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Practitioner, Leveraged Finance, Morgan Stanley, SMBC, and Citi, Georgi Naydenov.

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Facilitator Resources

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Enquire

Webinar 23 May 2024 13:30

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.