Professor Les Alexander：【19级MME】Energy Investment Banking
Course Description: Energy Investment Banking is a course for students who wish to be introduced to, to learn about, and to understand the concepts, terminology, tools, and methodologies of investment banking with a focus on serving the needs of companies and investors in the energy industry. It builds on the core finance topics covered in financial management. Corporate financial strategy will be covered in the context of capital raising alternatives available to companies operating in the energy industry. Concepts and methods of valuing energy companies and analyzing, proposing, and completing financings and transactions for energy companies will be covered. The engagements that will be examined and thoroughly discussed include initial public offerings, follow-on equity offerings, debt issuances, merger and acquisition transactions, and strategic financial advisory services. Students will learn to analyze and value companies operating in the energy industry. The class will culminate in a project where students will form an investment banking firm and work in teams to value a business and advise a business owner regarding a strategic decision in a presentation at the end of the semester.