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Debt Financing Simulation

Participants truly understand debt terms by managing a loan refinancing

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Simulation Overview

The Debt Financing simulation is a highly realistic financial simulation crafted by experienced Leveraged Finance professionals. It accurately replicates real-life discussions between lenders and borrowers.

It illustrates how analyzing subtle and thoughtful insights into company circumstances can result in wiser company evaluation and financial advantages.

This multiplayer simulation emphasizes critical thinking through analysis, strategy, and deal closure. Participants are assessed based on the favorable terms they achieve in the negotiation.

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Teams, acting as either borrowers or lenders, optimize a company's capital structure while aiming to close a refinancing deal.​DEBT FINANCING - GAMEFLOWLenders populate term sheets; borrowers accept or push back. Both adjust strategy based on alerts and news. All terms must be agreed upon​.BORROWER TEAMSBORROWER TEAMSLENDER TEAMSLENDER TEAMSLoan Amount​Interest Rate​Maturity​Amortization​Security​Guarantees​Prepayment Option​Seniority ​Covenants​Change of Control​Events of Default​Fees ​Review lender role and aimsWatch briefing videoReviewInformation MemorandumEvaluate borrower terms, prepare questions & negotiation strategy​Review borrower role and aimsReviewInformation MemorandumCommunicate desiredborrower-friendly terms​Populate term sheet withlender-friendly terms​Evaluate lender term sheet and prepare negotiation strategy​TEAMS NEGOTIATE A LOAN AGREEMENTReview results and performance from all teams. Reflect on feedback.​Automatic assessment, relative to peers in the simulation​Guidance​Information memo​Tool tips​Tasks prompts​Bargaining tips​3-5 hours4 DEBRIEFING1 BRIEFING2 ANALYSINGTeams are formed, 2-3 players in each. Gameflow and briefing docs are explained.Immersion in analysisTask prompts​Difficulty adapts to playersCompany alerts​Industry newsfeed​Competitor alertsDeadlinesWinnersCertificate3 STRUCTURINGBorrowers ​meet Lenders
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Key Features

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Duration

3 to 5 hours

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Ideal for

Interns & Analysts. Employees in M&A, IBD, DCM, LevFin, Transaction Services, Credit Risk

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Pre-requisites

Understanding of Debt & Equity

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Approach

Adaptive learning by doing in a competitive team setting

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Grading

Simulator provides performance data to HR to optimize staffing decisions

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Instructions

Explained by videos, case studies, pop-up windows

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Real-time feedback and scores

Provided by simulator

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Facilitator

Simulator runs by itself (coaching is optional)

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Clocks, rules and validation

Managed by the simulator

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Location

Virtual, at the desk, in-training room or hybrid

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44 seconds

Overview: Debt Financing

  • Understand debt to unlock the secrets of finance
  • Become lenders and borrowers in a high-stakes competition
  • Dive into an intense real-world financial transaction
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Pricing

Per participant (pricing valid for 50+ students)

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(1) Intense competitive gaming
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(2) Feedback on concepts and work
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(3) See ranking and performance stats
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You
Intel: Data and Analytics on participants
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Onboarding: Setup and deployment managed by Finsimco
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Support: Receive live support during a simulation
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Facilitation: Whole simulation run by Finsimco
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Data: Receive soft and hard skill assessment on participant performance
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Creators of the Debt Financing Simulation

The following industry professionals were involved from the beginning in the inception, creation, development, testing, and optimization of the simulation.

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Practitioner, structured debt instruments, borrower and lender sides, Olaf Rottke.

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Managed debt transactions, Morgan Stanley and HPS Investment Partners, Gerhard Wortche.

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Ex Finance Director, Precomp Tools, Aatmay Upponi.

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Leveraged Finance specialist, Morgan Stanley, SMBC, and Citi, Georgi Naydenov.

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Seasoned finance experience, UBS, Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank, Andrey Simonov.

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Facilitator Resources

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Enquire

Webinar 23 May 2024 12:00

Join this 20-minute webinar, followed by a Q&A session, to immerse yourself in the simulation.

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Private demo

Book a 15-minute Zoom demo with one of our experts to explore how the simulation can benefit you.