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M&A Professional Certificate Part 4 – Free Cash Flow Modeling - New York Institute of Finance



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If your goal is a career on a broker-dealer’s M&A desk, this is the course for you! With an apprenticeship you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.With this course you earn while you learn, you gain recognized qualifications, job specific skills and knowledge and this helps you stand out in the job market.

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Mergers and Acquisitions
Cash Flow Management
Cash Flow

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Free Cash Flow: A Powerful Decision-Making Metric is the fourth module of five comprising the New York Institute of Finance’s popular Mergers & Acquisitions Professional Certificate program. One of the primary functions of a broker-dealer’s M&A desk is advisory services – consulting clients as they seek to grow through M&A. In this course, students will learn to use the Free Cash Flow metric to evaluate acquisition opportunities towards this end. Taught by instructors with decades of experience on Wall Street, this M&A course will equip analysts and associates with the skills they need to rise to employment in the M&A field. Additionally, directors and managers who have transitioned, or hope to transition, to M&A from other areas such as equities or fixed income can use this course to eliminate skill gaps. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate bearing the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) name. A NYIF certificate, highly valued in the finance industry, will bolster a resume or LinkedIn profile and prove the skills you’ve gained to potential employers. For those who wish to go further, students can enroll in the remaining four modules to earn the complete M&A Professional Certificate, backed by the New York Institute of Finance’s 93-year history. As a final option, students may also opt to sit for the NYIF Certificate of Mastery Exam, resulting in an M&A Certificate of Mastery upon successful completion.

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Steve Literati Steve is a New York Institute of Finance faculty member specializing in Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Corporate Strategy. He currently holds a CFA designation, MBA from Wharton School and a BA in Economics from Lafayette College   Steve was a former Senior Vice President of Business Development at Pearson Plc, where he led a group of professionals responsible for sourcing, structuring, negotiating, and completing deals to increase the revenues and core capabilities of Pearson. Former Chief Financial Officer of Pearson Educational Measurement division, he improved the accuracy of forecasts, successfully implemented controls under a Sarbanes-Oxley environment, and re-organized the finance team to provide needed support to grow the profit margins of the division.