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Investment Banking Workbook


The ideal companion to Investment Banking

Investment Banking WORKBOOK is the ideal complement to Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions, Second Edition—enabling you to truly master and refine the core skills at the center of the world of finance. This comprehensive study guide provides an invaluable opportunity to explore your understanding of the strategies and techniques covered in the main text before putting them to work in real-world situations.

The WORKBOOK, which parallels the main book chapter by chapter, contains over 400 problem-solving exercises and multiple-choice questions.

Topics reviewed include:

  • Valuation and its various forms of analysis, including comparable companies, precedent transactions, and DCF analysis
  • Leveraged buyouts—from the fundamentals of LBO economics and structure to detailed modeling and valuation
  • M&A sell-side tools and techniques, including an overview of an organized M&A sale process
  • M&A buy-side strategy and analysis, including a comprehensive merger consequences analysis that includes accretion/(dilution) and balance sheet effects

The lessons found within will help you successfully navigate the dynamic world of investment banking, LBOs, and professional investing. Investment Banking WORKBOOK will enable you to take your learning to the next level in terms of understanding and applying the critical financial tools necessary to be an effective finance professional.

Investment Banking FOCUS NOTES is available for purchase for further self-study

Joshua Rosenbaum is a Managing Director at UBS Investment Bank in the Global Industrial Group. He originates, structures, and advises on M&A, corporate finance, and capital markets transactions. Previously, he worked at the International Finance Corporation, the direct investment division of the World Bank. He received his AB from Harvard and his MBA with Baker Scholar honors from Harvard Business School.

Joshua Pearl is an investment analyst at Brahman Capital Corp. Previously, he structured and executed leveraged loan and high yield bond financings, as well as leveraged buyouts and restructurings as a Director at UBS Investment Bank in Leveraged Finance. Prior to UBS, he worked at Moelis & Company and Deutsche Bank. He received his BS in Business from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business.

About the Authors vii

Acknowledgments ix


Target Audience 1

Content and Applications 2

Chapter 1
Comparable Companies Analysis 3

Questions 3

Answers and Rationale 28

Chapter 2
Precedent Transactions Analysis 55

Questions 55

Answers and Rationale 76

Chapter 3
Discounted Cash Flow Analysis 93

Questions 93

Answers and Rationale 120

Chapter 4
Leveraged Buyouts 149

Questions 149

Answers and Rationale 160

Chapter 5
LBO Analysis 169

Questions 169

Answers and Rationale 189

Chapter 6
Sell-Side M&A 205

Questions 205

Answers and Rationale 217

Chapter 7
Buy-Side M&A 225

Questions 225

Answers and Rationale 243