Private Equity and Sophisticated Financing
  • Compliance and regulatory frameworks - Know regulatory, financial, risk and ethical frameworks (Sarbanes-Oxley system, AMF and SEC regulations, etc.).
  • Financing through debt - Know the main LT and CT funding tools and levers, the reasons for favoring debt
  • Public institutions and entities - Know institutions and bodies (Public organizations): Financial Markets Authority (France, International), Accounting Standards Bodies, IASB, EFRAG, Competition Authority, Parliamentary Committees, etc

Target audience

- Auditeurs internes
- Bankers / Account Managers
- Chartered Accountants, Statutory Auditors
- Consolidation and Accounting Directors
- Financial Directors and Controllers
- Financial managers
- Treasurers

1 day


This training does not require any particular prerequisite.


– Know the main financing tools used in capital investment
– Clearly identify the difference between debt and equity and draw conclusions about a company’s financial structure

Detailed content

> Introduction: what sources of funding can companies use

– Opportunities and challenges

> Debt, equity, hybrid and soft equity

– Make the distinction between debt and equity
– Challenges and impacts on ratios – Short-term and long-term credit lending decisions: what to take into consideration?
– Hybrid debts and their accounting treatment
– Soft equity financing

> Structured finance

– Project financing (international development, investments, …) and asset- backed transactions
– Non-consolidated structures (SPEs): defining the divested assets level of control, challenges and constraints
– Securitisation, PPP and « toxic » loans

> New trends

– Crowd-funding: what is it, how does it work, who are the main actors?
– Schuldschein, and Euro PP: functioning principles
– Contingent convertibles
– Introduction to Islamic finance (Sukuk, …)

Why should you attend?

During an equity restructuring, such as a Private Equity operation, specific financial instruments may be set up (e.g. hybrid financial instruments, management incentive package, …). Those financial instruments have a complex impact on the financial statements. This training enables participants to master financial communication in companies using this type of instrument.

Training methods and assessment

Presentation, individual work on several practical cases, analysis of hybrid securities issued by listed companies.
Assessment questionnaire.
A training certificate is delivered at the end of the session.

The trainer is available by e-mail and telephone to answer any follow-up questions participants may have.


970 € Excl. VAT – 1 164 € Incl. VAT


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Jonathan C.