Why You Need An Unbiased Asset Valuation

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018 in Financial Modeling | No Comments
Why You Need An Unbiased Asset Valuation

Obtaining an unbiased, expert asset valuation builds confidence about your asset. Investors and buyers will review your data and their own research, but having an unbiased valuation provides a strong and solid base from which to begin negotiations.

Why a Discounted Cash Flow Model is Essential

Posted by on Jul 19, 2018 in Financial Modeling | No Comments
Why a Discounted Cash Flow Model is Essential

When raising capital or approaching the sale of an asset or business, a DCF model or discounted cash flow model is essential in determining your project or asset’s true worth. Using a discounted cash flow model will allow you to determine the current value of your asset or business based on projections of how much the business stands to make in the future.

Why a Valuation Calculator Isn’t Enough

Posted by on Jul 12, 2018 in Financial Modeling | No Comments
Why a Valuation Calculator Isn’t Enough

Valuation calculators are prevalent in online searches. Type in the term and you’ll receive a long list of search engine results. A valuation calculator is popular because it gives a quick snapshot of a big picture…which is great to use during the early screening phase of a project.

But when you get to the negotiation or raising-capital stage, depending on the high-level financial snapshot of your project or asset isn’t just not good business sense – it’s highly risky. Projects tend to be complex, and not understanding key factors of your project – like tax laws – leaves your project or asset vulnerable and unprotected and at risk of losing investment or leaving money at the table.

Making an Effective DCF Model

Posted by on Jul 5, 2018 in Financial Modeling | No Comments
Making an Effective DCF Model

An effective and easy-to-use DCF model could start as a blank Excel spreadsheet or be developed by leveraging past spreadsheets, but do you know what elements help shape a DCF model into a tool that provides meaningful insights and is easy to use by others?

Pitching to Investors Effectively

Pitching to Investors Effectively

Effectively pitching to investors requires more than just presenting data; it requires a clear investment message. You must be ready to have a compelling answer to the question “Why should I invest in this particular opportunity?”.

7 Core Elements of a Winning Pitch Book for Investors

7 Core Elements of a Winning Pitch Book for Investors

Crafting a winning pitch book for investors takes more than compiling all the data you have on your investment opportunity into one place. Winning pitch books tell a strong and compelling financial story that not only gets you to the table, but gets to you the next level of negotiations. Here are the seven core elements of pitch books for investors that capture attention.

What Investors Look for in Your Pitch Book

What Investors Look for in Your Pitch Book

You’ve developed your financial model, you’re confident in your investment opportunity, and you’re ready to present the opportunity to investors. But what should you include in your pitch book? Another way to think about this is, what do investors look for in your pitch book?

After twenty-plus years of working with investors and boards in the oil and energy industry, we’ve fine-tuned what to include in pitch books to get you to the next level of interest.

How to Make Compelling Investment Presentations

Posted by on Jun 7, 2018 in Investment Presentations | No Comments
How to Make Compelling Investment Presentations

Creating compelling financial or investment presentations is key when raising capital or selling an asset. Investors and lenders have many opportunities to invest their capital, so when designing your investment presentation, there are few key elements that you must include to stand out. In this video, we concentrate on the information you’ll need to include to satisfy your stakeholders.

Defining the Opportunity in Your Investment Presentation

Posted by on May 24, 2018 in General, Investment Presentations | No Comments
Defining the Opportunity in Your Investment Presentation

Your investment presentation is integral to presenting your new project or investment opportunity to potential investors. However, how you present the opportunity matters. In your pitch deck, or investment presentation, you should start by introducing the opportunity in a way that is geared toward your potential investors. This post will cover tips on what to include and the angle that should be taken when presenting to different key stakeholders.

How to Build a Winning Pitch Book

How to Build a Winning Pitch Book

In the energy industry, pitch books, also known as investment presentations, focus on communicating the most critical information to aid in the sale of a company, asset portfolio or project. They help sellers, brokers, and investment bankers translate complex engineering and financial data into a sales pitch used to facilitate an investment decision from a buyer. So, what does it take to build a winning pitch book design? Darby Finance’s investment presentation design services can help.

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