EB IBD Interview - 5 min Transaction Presentation

Hello Wallstreetoasis community! 

I hope you are doing well and you are all safe :) 

I have an upcoming 2nd round interview with an EB in London Office for an Off-Cycle 2022 IBD Internship. They are asking me to make a 5-min ppt presentation about an M&A deal of my preference. They require only 3 slides including cover page but excluding his appendices. May I ask you what would be the best way/structure to do this presentation? e.g. to describe multiples, market trends, company profiles

Over the internet, there is not much information about deals apart from high-level knowledge such as purchase value and company profiles. Are there any other sources to find info for a deal?

It will be my first time to present an M&A transaction in ppt, so I am a bit confused and lost :) 

Thank you very much in advance!! :) 

Comments (10)

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Oct 22, 2021 - 7:03am

If it's 3 slides I would do a slide for each of:

  • Company info of acquirer & target (products/services, markets they serve, locations, key financials, etc.; brief description of both on one slide). Short bullet points.
  • Strategic rationale for the deal
  • Deal metrics & valuation - if you can find enough info (price paid, % stake acquired, multiples, consideration, financing, accretion/dilution, closing date, etc.)

I would look for a deal that the EB advised on and one that has enough information available (usually larger deals). If you have access to mergermarket or pitchbook definitely use those.

Keep the slides concise, no full sentences.

Oct 22, 2021 - 8:19am

Mainly the acquirer's rationale but yeah you could some points on why the sale made sense from the target's POV and what made the acquirer the right company for the target to sell to.

Oct 22, 2021 - 7:38am

Just my prospective monkey 2 cents.

If you can find a deal that occurred in the US. All the financial info you may need is on the SEC website. 

Try and pick one that the firm you're interviewing did, it just looks good.

Unless you are interviewing for a specific sector, maybe pick something from a sector that isn't well known. I had to do one and I chose a paper and packing company, yet I was presenting to 2 people (one from O&G and the other from HC). I made a couple of mistakes in mine that I don't think they picked up on because they didn't know the sector well.

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