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December 2022  |  Financial modelling

Oliver Durston

What is a Merger Model?

A merger model represents the financial position arising on the combination of two companies. Companies can combine in a number of ways including a merger under a mutual agreement to form a consolidated entity or an acquisition.

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What is a Merger Model?

A merger model represents the financial position arising on the combination of two companies. Companies can combine in a number of ways including a merger under a mutual agreement to form a consolidated entity or an acquisition.

Read more

December 2022  |  Model Audit

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Killer Errors – Adding when you mean to subtract!

Where you get a sign wrong, it's especially bad news as it gives you twice the problem compared to missing it out completely. The best way to avoid these kinds of errors is to ensure your model adopts a clear sign convention throughout.

November 2022  |  Financial modelling

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Killer Errors – Base Dates

Another group of killer errors that can cause big problems are base dates for indexation, discounting, and NPV calculations. Learn from the mistakes of the past!

November 2022  |  Tax & Accounting

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Autumn Statement 2022

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Jeremy Hunt, delivered his Autumn Statement on the 17th of November 2022.

The Chancellor had previously announced the reversal of many measures from the Mini-budget, which were detailed in our October blog , and there was a further announcement on the Investment Zones plan in the Autumn Statement. 

November 2022  |  Model Audit

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Killer Errors – Indexation

Some of the biggest errors we come across, especially in Project Finance and infrastructure deals, are due to the incorrect application of indexation assumptions.

October 2022  |  Tax & Accounting

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An Update on the UK Mini-budget

The new UK Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, delivered a fiscal statement on October 17th 2022, in a bid to reassure the markets and bring a degree of financial stability after Kwasi Kwarteng, the then Chancellor's Mini-budget of September 23rd 2022 caused a period of economic turmoil for the UK.

October 2022  |  Openbox

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Openbox | A matter of perspective

When we started building Openbox, we thought we were building a tool to create spreadsheet models. Our users have helped shape the program to be more useful to financial modellers! We are excited to introduce 'Superfocus' mode.

September 2022  |  Tax & Accounting

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The UK Mini-budget

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer, Kwasi Kwarteng, delivered his Mini-budget on 23 September 2022. The full suite of documents can be found here. The proposed tax measures of particular interest to companies involved in the project finance arena are discussed below.

July 2022  |  Model Audit

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What is a model audit?

In simple terms, a model audit is a review of a financial model, generally completed by an independent third party to help minimise the risk of error.

July 2022  |  Financial modelling

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What is a Three Statement Model?

A Three statement model is a basic setup for financial modelling. The objective of a three-statement model is to set it up so all the accounts are connected and a set of assumptions can drive changes in the entire model.

July 2022  |  Openbox

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Ofwat builds its official price control model using Openbox

Earlier today, the UK water regulator Ofwat published its draft price control model for PR24. Ofwat developed the model using the Openbox financial model build software.

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