Course Detail(BF154 : Raising Capital for Your Business)

SDF Funding, SkillsFuture Credit

BF154 : Raising Capital for Your Business NEW

7.00 CPE Hours (Others)
Classroom

Programme Objective

To provide an overview of various fundraising options available for a corporation to support its business activities and strategic growth plans. This course will:

  • analyse the respective considerations for the various capital raising processes
  • examine the sourcing of appropriate capital providers
  • discuss application of proceeds raised to enhance stakeholders’ value

Case studies and examples will be used for illustration during the session.

Programme Outline

  1. Sources of capital
    1. Objectives of capital providers
    1. Factors affecting Risk and Reward assessment of deploying capital which include:
  • Credit worthiness of borrower / issuer
  • Growth prospects of borrower / issuer
  • Time horizon
  • Expected returns (i.e. pricing / hurdle rate)
  • Valuation / Percentage of stake-ownership
  • Alternative uses of capital
  1. Uses of capital
    1. Application of proceeds
    1. Considerations for raising capital which include:
  •  Capital structure
  •  Timing required and costs to raise funds
  •  Cost of funds
  •  Debt servicing capabilities / restrictions / restrictive debt covenants
  •  Cash flow timing vs debt maturity profile
  •  Dilution / new shareholders
  •  Board seats / management control / accountability to capital provider(s)
  •  Business continuity / changes
  •  Control of assets
  1. Types of funding, structures, timelines and considerations
    1. Bank debt
    2. Bond issuance
    3. Green / sustainable financing
    4. Hybrid (e.g. convertible bonds / exchangeable bonds / warrants / preference shares / perpetual securities)
    5. Equity fundraising (eg. pre IPO / IPO / share placement / rights issue)
    6. M&A / divestments
    7. Sale & leaseback
  1. Funding in the New Economy
    1. Alternative financing (e.g. crowdfunding / initial coin offering)
    2. Guidelines / platforms
    3. Considerations

Training Methodology

Lecture style with examples
 
Closing Date for Registration
1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

An Intermediate level programme intended for finance professionals who want to gain knowledge and understanding of fundraising.  

Competency Mapping

Others = 7.00 Hours

Schedule & Fees

Date & Time

22 Nov 2021 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 374.50
For Non-Members: $ 449.40

Programme Facilitator(s)

Kelvin Song

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709

Date & Time

24 Oct 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Kelvin Song

Date & Time

21 Jun 2019 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Registration is closed

Programme Facilitator(s)

Kelvin Song

Testimonial

Funding

1] SkillsFuture Credit (SFC)
Funding Period: Until 26 Jun 2021
Course Reference Number: TGS-2020502844

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of S$500 from the government. You may wish to use your SFC to pay for partial/full ISCA course fees. 

On 1 Oct 2020, the Government provided a one-off SkillsFuture Credit Top-up of $500 for all eligible Singaporeans aged 25 or above by 31 Dec 2020. Singaporeans aged 40 to 60 by 31 Dec 2020 will also receive an Additional SkillsFuture Credit (Mid-Career Support) of $500 which can be used for courses under: (i) SGUnited Skills Programme, (ii) SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme – Company Training, and (iii) Career Transition Programmes. This additional SFC (Mid-Career Support) is NOT applicable for use on ISCA courses. (For more information on the SFC scheme, please visit http://www.skillsfuture.sg/credit)

If you wish to enrol for the course with SFC Funding, please proceed with the following steps:

Failure to submit claim application and obtain necessary approval before the course start date will result in topping up of the SFC indicated for use. Please note that there will be an administrative fee of $42.80 for any revision of invoice.


2] WDA Training Grant - SDF Funding
This course is approved for SDF funding ($2 per training hour) for Company-sponsored participants only (Eligibility criteria apply). 

Funding Period: Until 26 Jun 2021
Funded Hours: 7 hours
Course Reference Number: TGS-2020502844

If you wish to enrol participants with SDF Funding, please proceed with the following steps (For Corporate enrolments only) :

  • Step 1: Register for the course online via ISCA Portal. Upon adding to cart, the system will prompt a question “Do you wish to apply for WDA Funding?”, click Yes and input all required information. At the Cart page, please ensure that SDF funding is applied before clicking “Checkout”.
     

 

For course run start date before 1 Nov 2020, submit training grant application in SCN until 30 Nov 2020.

For course run start date on or after 1 Nov 2020, Enterprises/employers are NOT required to log into TPGateway/SCN to submit training grant.

Remarks

Step 2: After receiving email that the programme status is confirmed, please proceed to submit the Training Grant application via SkillsConnect Portal (https://www.skillsconnect.gov.sg/).

Employers of company-sponsored participants must submit training grant via SkillsConnect to obtain training grant for course fees. You may submit the Training Grant application within the period from 30 days before the course start date to 30 days after course start date.

The employee’s enrolment, attendance and assessment recordswill be submitted by ISCA onto TPGateway.


Please note that there will be an administrative fee of $42.80 for any revision of invoice.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Company must be registered or incorporated in Singapore and;
  • Applicant is taking the course for the first time.
  • Applicant must be employed, and is either Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident of Singapore and;
  • Applicant must achieve at least 75% attendance, and pass all examinations /assessments and;
  • Applicant must be fully sponsored by the Company for all costs associated with the training and;
  • Payment has to be made via corporate means (e.g. corporate cheque, corporate GIRO, corporate credit card).

Programme Facilitator(s)


Kelvin Song

Kelvin is currently the Head of Corporate Finance & Development of a privately-owned Asian enterprise in the integrated industrial supply chain sector, where he works closely with key stakeholders in the evaluation, structuring and execution of strategic mergers and acquisitions, divestments as well as financing transactions. 

With over 15 years of experience in various roles with corporates, investment banking and accounting firms, he has led or been involved in corporate finance and corporate restructuring activities across a wide spectrum of industries in public and private markets.

Kelvin holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University. He is also a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA Singapore), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA). He has been awarded the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) by Institute for Adult Learning (IAL).

Programme Objective

To provide an overview of various fundraising options available for a corporation to support its business activities and strategic growth plans. This course will:

  • analyse the respective considerations for the various capital raising processes
  • examine the sourcing of appropriate capital providers
  • discuss application of proceeds raised to enhance stakeholders’ value

Case studies and examples will be used for illustration during the session.

Programme Outline

  1. Sources of capital
    1. Objectives of capital providers
    1. Factors affecting Risk and Reward assessment of deploying capital which include:
  • Credit worthiness of borrower / issuer
  • Growth prospects of borrower / issuer
  • Time horizon
  • Expected returns (i.e. pricing / hurdle rate)
  • Valuation / Percentage of stake-ownership
  • Alternative uses of capital
  1. Uses of capital
    1. Application of proceeds
    1. Considerations for raising capital which include:
  •  Capital structure
  •  Timing required and costs to raise funds
  •  Cost of funds
  •  Debt servicing capabilities / restrictions / restrictive debt covenants
  •  Cash flow timing vs debt maturity profile
  •  Dilution / new shareholders
  •  Board seats / management control / accountability to capital provider(s)
  •  Business continuity / changes
  •  Control of assets
  1. Types of funding, structures, timelines and considerations
    1. Bank debt
    2. Bond issuance
    3. Green / sustainable financing
    4. Hybrid (e.g. convertible bonds / exchangeable bonds / warrants / preference shares / perpetual securities)
    5. Equity fundraising (eg. pre IPO / IPO / share placement / rights issue)
    6. M&A / divestments
    7. Sale & leaseback
  1. Funding in the New Economy
    1. Alternative financing (e.g. crowdfunding / initial coin offering)
    2. Guidelines / platforms
    3. Considerations

Training Methodology

Lecture style with examples
 
Closing Date for Registration
1 week before programme or until full enrolment

Intended For

An Intermediate level programme intended for finance professionals who want to gain knowledge and understanding of fundraising.  

Competency Mapping

Others = 7.00 Hours

Programme Facilitator(s)

Kelvin Song

Kelvin is currently the Head of Corporate Finance & Development of a privately-owned Asian enterprise in the integrated industrial supply chain sector, where he works closely with key stakeholders in the evaluation, structuring and execution of strategic mergers and acquisitions, divestments as well as financing transactions. 

With over 15 years of experience in various roles with corporates, investment banking and accounting firms, he has led or been involved in corporate finance and corporate restructuring activities across a wide spectrum of industries in public and private markets.

Kelvin holds a Bachelor of Accountancy (Honours) from Nanyang Technological University. He is also a Chartered Accountant of Singapore (CA Singapore), Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA). He has been awarded the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) by Institute for Adult Learning (IAL).


Upcoming Schedule

Date & Time

22 Nov 2021 (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM)

Fee (inclusive of GST)

For Members: $ 374.50
For Non-Members: $ 449.40

Programme Facilitator(s)

Kelvin Song

Venue

60 Cecil Street
ISCA House
Singapore 049709