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  1. Heinz: Warren Buffett´s bid for the Ketchup giant DF1-225-I-M

    In 2013, 3G and Berkshire Hathaway acquired the Heinz group in a multi-billion dollar deal. But how much did they pay? And how did Warren Buffett, one of the richest people on the planet, even know what was a reasonable amount to offer?

    In this interactive case study, students assume the role of finance managers advising Mr. Buffett. Through video animations and Excel spreadsheets, they will need to make forecasts and ultimately predict a reasonable price for the acquisition of H. J. Heinz Company.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  2. Company Valuation, a graphical approach DF2-221-I-M

    This interactive tutorial describes in a very simple manner the four valuation methods: accounting method liquidation method discounting of cash flows and ratios. Using animations and graphs it shows what each of these methods measures focusing on the balance sheet.

    The last section of this tutorial is an exercise where students have to apply the four valuation methods for a fictitious company. The objective is for them to see a graphical comparison of the different values obtained under each one of the methods.

    This tutorial has been used successfully in undergraduate, graduate (in particular MBA, Masters in Finance and Masters in Management courses) and executive education level finance courses, both in online/blended and face-to-face formats.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  3. Famosa, Financial Restructuring DF1-187-I-M

    This interactive case covers the financial restructuring of the company Famosa in 2009. During this year the company had trouble dealing with its debt and as such started negotiations with its creditors to alter terms and conditions to ensure its viability in the long run.

    Students must analyze the state of the industry and the company and develop a new business plan detailing the new financial commitments in terms of interest payments.

    The case targets graduate students of Advanced Financial Management, on the subject of project financing. The case may also be used in seminars on corporate finance or project financing.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  4. Islamic Finance DF2-216-I-M

    Islamic finance is a tutorial that shows the main concepts and financial instruments used by Sharia-compliant Financial Institutions. This tutorial focuses on the main operations and contracts in the business environment but also shows through examples the Sukuk or Islamic bonds that continually attract more and more buyers.

    The tutorial includes:

    - A glossary of Arabic terms commonly used in Islamic finance and Sharia
    - Flow diagrams to explain the contracts and flow of funds for the most common Islamic financial instruments
    - Flow diagrams to explain the contracts and flow of Sukuk also referred to as Islamic Bonds
    - A series of examples based on the application of Islamic financial instruments in different scenarios.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  5. Easy Energy DF1-183-I-M

    Easy Energy is an interactive case focused on project finance. Students must consider the opportunity to invest in a solar panel installation from the points-of-view of the different stakeholders: the company the managers of the capital risk fund initiating the project the shareholders and possibly a co-investor. Finally they must make decisions regarding the launch of the project the debt structure and the inclusion of a co-investor.

    Summaries of the data for the different options allow the student to easily see the effect of changing various parameters of the analysis. The case includes a comprehensive Excel spreadsheet that can be downloaded so that the calculations can be analyzed in depth and changes in the different parameters tested. The multimedia case also contains two screencast videos with commentary which explain the most important aspects of the spreadsheet.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  6. Investing with Talent DF2-123-I-M

    This interactive tutorial demonstrates the concept of time value of money and how it is applied in the evaluation of investment opportunities. Two basic tools that rely on this concept the Net Present Value (NPV) and the Internal Rate of Return (IRR) are described and compared to each other and to some more intuitive alternative methods.

    These numerical techniques are explained in an easily-understood visual manner through a series of interactive graphs and animations. Questions and numerical exercises throughout allow students to apply these concepts and reinforce the learning objectives.

    This interactive tool has been designed to complement the paper based tutorial also included which provides a more in depth discussion of the concepts and their application.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  7. Optimal Capital Structure DF2-161-I-M

    This interactive tutorial explains the concept of the optimal financial mix. Through animations interactive graphs and very simple exercises students will understand and apply this concept.

    At the end of the tutorial a practical multimedia case is included where students must find the optimal financial mix for maximizing the value of the investment projects.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  8. Turrones del Mediterráneo (A) DF1-138-A-I-M

    In this practical case students assume the role of Finance Manager of the Turrones del Mediterráneo company. Students will work through three sections completing the following tasks: the monthly forecasts of the profit and loss account and the balance sheet the analysis of the working capital and the preparation of the cash budget.

    The three parts of this multimedia documentation can be studied individually or together in sequence. Each section contains downloadable Excel files with templates.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
  9. Turrones del Mediterráneo (C) DF1-138-C-I-M

    In this practical case the student assumes the role of Finance Manager of the Turrones del Mediterráneo company. Students will work through the three parts by completing the following tasks: the monthly forecasts of the profit and loss account and the balance sheet the analysis of the working capital and the preparation of the cash budget. The three parts of this multimedia documentation can be studied individually or together in sequence. Each section contains downloadable Excel files with templates.

    Academic Area:
    Finance
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