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M23079 - Assessing and Valuing an Investment Opportunity (Online)

  • 12 Oct 2023
  • 09:15 - 12:30
  • Online Webinar


Registration is closed
Registration Time: 09:00
Sessions Time: 09:15 - 12:30  including a 15-minute break
Speakesr: Ms Oriana Abela and Mr Noor Mustun
  Online Webinar

Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
MIA Members: €40.00
Non-MIA Members: €75.00
Retired Members: €20.00
Students: €30.00

*Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.


Are you thinking of investing in a project? Have you assessed the project return and the shareholder return? Do you want to make wiser investment decisions? Do you want to secure your future by ensuring that you are investing in profitable projects?
As financial landscapes grow more complex, the ability to identify, analyze, and make confident decisions about potential investments/projects is a game-changer. Whether you're a beginner looking to understand the basics or a seasoned investor seeking to sharpen your skills, this session promises to deliver value to all.
Designed by experienced practitioners, this training will empower you with the knowledge and tools necessary to navigate the complex world of feasibilities, projections, investment returns and valuations with confidence and astuteness. The course will also delve into project financing, to provide you with an understanding of how projects can be financed.
Join us to empower yourself in making intelligent investment decisions and boost your investing confidence. Register today for this exciting session!

Specific topics to be covered during the sessioN

  • Introduction
  • Examples of investment opportunities
  • Preliminary assessment of a potential investment/project opportunity
  • Market analysis and competitive landscape
  • Business model assessment
  • Financial performance analysis
  • Compiling financial projections and assessing the creditworthiness of the projections or underlying assumptions
  • Sources of finance
  • Valuation methods
  • Assessment of returns – project and shareholder
  • Risk assessment
  • Conclusion

Why is the session of relevance to our members?

Many MIA members play a leading role in businesses in Malta and are key players in the financial market in Malta. They often face decisions about how much budget they need to allocate to various investment opportunities, whether at a personal level or else at corporate level. To make good decisions and achieve the desired results, they need to have a solid grasp of how to assess and value investment opportunities.

Target Audience

Auditors and accounting professionals, members of Investment and Audit committees, CEOs, CFOs, Financial Controllers,  Potential Investors 

Speakers' Profiles

Oriana Abela is a Partner at Grant Thornton engaged in the Transaction Advisory Services (TAS), a department specialising in corporate finance. She holds an honours degree in Accountancy from the University of Malta and is also ACCA qualified. In 2013, Oriana graduated from the University of Wales with distinction obtaining a Master in Finance, specialising in Mergers and Acquisitions.
Oriana specialises in the capital markets division, whereby she assists clients with the raising of debt (traditional and green) and equity finance through the local capital market. She has listed clients on the main market, Prospects MTF as well as the Institutional FInancial Securities Market. Oriana also heads the local and cross-border vendor and buy-side due diligence assignments for clients operating in various sectors such as retail, manufacturing, banking, aviation, pharmaceutical and real estate. She has an accumulated wealth of experience assisting both local and international clients operating across various industries through the delivery of valuations, mergers and acquisitions, due diligences, business plans, restructuring, financial projections and pension provision.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton in 2015, Oriana worked at two leading Big 4 companies in Malta, whereby she was involved in a variety of corporate finance engagements, servicing clients mainly in the real estate, telecommunications, utility, retail, gaming, insurance and beverage industry, both in the private and public sector in relation to a number of different assignments including but not limited to buy-side and vendor cross-border due diligence assignments, purchase price allocation assignments, raising of finance on the stock market, feasibility studies/financial projections, debt restructuring, strategic review, valuations of business and equity share capital, impairment review of investment properties and review of the pension provision and assistance with any necessary settlement offers.
Noor Mustun is an Executive at Grant Thornton within TAS,
Noor has been working in TAS for over two years and he has worked with companies operating in industries such as hospitality & tourism, real estate, banking and finance, fishing, mining, sugar among others. Noor has exposure to financial modelling, valuations, financial due diligence and M&A advisory assignments.
Noor is a CFA® Charterholder and has also completed 11 out of 13 of the ACCA exams. He also holds a first class bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Operational Research, Statistics and Economics with Honours from the University of Warwick, UK.


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