Business Valuation and Estimating Cost of Capital in Today's Economic Environment

Location Hotel Principe Di Savoia, Piazza Della Repubblica, 17,

Milan, 20124 Italy

Calendar March 8, 2019

Join us for a seminar where we will discuss business valuation and cost of capital in the current economic environment in the context of mergers and acquisitions, capital budgeting, and financial reporting, among other purposes.

This event is now operating on a waitlist. Please contact [email protected] to be added to the waitlist.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Aswath Damodaran, New York University
  • Professor Pablo Fernandez, Business School University of Navarra
  • Professor Mauro Bini, Bocconi University 
  • Gregorio De Felice, Head of Research and Chief Economist, Intesa Sanpaolo
  • Roger Grabowski, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps

The seminar will cover the following topics:

  • Macroeconomic and financial trends, with a focus on Italy
  • Cost of capital: economic theory, professional practice and implied cost of capital
  • Cost of capital in different contexts (e.g. acquisitions, impairment test, IRR in private equity operations, capital budgeting)
  • Premia and adjustments (e.g. small size premium, country risk premium)
  • Valuation in pricing targets
  • Valuation and relationship between cost of capital, long term growth rates and market multiples
  • Performing valuations in the current economic environment


 8:45 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

 Registration and welcome coffee

 9:20 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

 Welcome and introduction

 9:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.


 11:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

 Coffee break

 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.


 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

 Q&A panel moderated by Enrico Rovere, Managing Director, Duff & Phelps



All the time slots mentioned above are in CET (Central European Time)

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