Chirag Saraiya
Chirag Saraiya

FINANCE
Lecturer of Finance

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Chirag Saraiya is a Lecturer in the Department of Finance. Mr. Saraiya launched his career at Merrill Lynch in the Private Placement Group. Following this, Mr. Saraiya joined Banc of America Securities' US M&A Group, where he focused on sell-side advisory work in the consumer and retail sector. He then spent a number years in Banc of America Securities' London and Paris offices helping to expand their European presence, and working closely on cross-border M&A transactions in the industrials sector. In 2003, he joined Training the Street, Inc., a firm that specializes in valuation and financial modeling training for Wall Street firms, private equity firms and business schools globally. Mr. Saraiya has led training seminars in the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. He is currently a Principal based in Chicago, heading the company’s Midwest and international operations.

Mr. Saraiya graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Emory University and holds an MBA with concentrations in strategy and international business from the Kellogg School of Management. At Kellogg, he teaches Financial Modeling for Leveraged Buyout Transactions.

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Financial Modeling for Leveraged Buyout Transactions (FINC-940-A)

This course counts toward the following majors: Finance

This course, which builds on the foundational skills of analyzing and forecasting parts of a business, teaches students how to weave their forecasts into coherent spreadsheet-based, pro-forma financials. The course starts with conceptual examples that explain linkages between the three core financial statements (IS/BS/CF), it then builds on these examples to forecast the financial statements of real companies. The main goal of this course is to illustrate how a practitioner would analyze a leveraged buyout. Students will construct their own LBO model in Excel and, by the end of the course, should feel comfortable assessing a company and determining if it is a viable LBO candidate.