FINANCIAL MODELING

We build next-generation financial models for any complexity of M&A or planning & forecasting scenarios

We Specialize In

Business Valuation Modeling

Leveraged Buyout Modeling

FP&A Monthly Cash Flow Forecast

Ecommerce Modeling

Scenario & Sensitivity Analysis

Mergers & Acquisition Modeling

Mining Industry Modeling

SAAS Business Modeling

Insight through transaction analytics

We help our clients in making some of their most important decisions using bespoke financial models and analytical tools.

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The skill of our modelling experts lies in an ability to distil the essence of a problem and rapidly support the implementation of robust tools, delivering relevant and insightful analysis across the corporate project or transaction lifecycle.

Critical business decisions are increasingly underpinned by complex, bespoke quantified analysis. The need for expert modelling is often heightened when the financial exposure is significant, data sets are large or complex, and multiple stakeholders are involved. Modelling is a specialist skill and as a center of excellence, we apply proven methodologies and leading edge tools, bringing a disciplined and collaborative approach when helping our clients.

Business Modelling support across the corporate lifecycle

 

Explore the various aspects of next generation

Financial Modeling

 

Financial Modeling Overview

Financial modeling is an invaluable tool for forecasting future financial performance, measuring a business's value, evaluating M&A activity, assessing the impact of possible business scenarios and understanding performance sensitivity to volatile future environmental factors.

A financial model is simply a tool that’s built usually in Excel to forecast financial performance of a business into the future. The forecast is typically based on the company’s historical performance, assumptions about the future, and requires preparing an income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement and supporting schedules (known as a 3 statement model). From there, more advanced types of models can be built such as discounted cash flow analysis (DCF model), leveraged-buyout (LBO), mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and sensitivity analysis.

 

Financial Modeling Uses

The output of a financial model is used for decision making and performing financial analysis, whether inside or outside of the company.

 

Inside a company, executives will use financial models to make decisions about:

1 -  Raising capital (debt and/or equity)

2 - Making acquisitions (businesses and/or assets)

3 - Growing the business organically (i.e. opening new stores, entering new markets, etc.)

4 - Selling or divesting assets and business units

5 - Budgeting and forecasting (planning for the years ahead)

6 - Capital allocation (priority of which projects to invest in)

7 - Valuing a business

 

ACS Financial Modeling Skills

Do you know what it takes to create a next generation financial model?

Financial modeling is a complex & iterative process. You have to chip away at different sections until you’re finally able to tie it all together. It takes years of experience to become an expert at building complex financial models and the only way to learn it is through extensive practice under guidance.