Real Options Analysis (ROA) and Monte Carlo Analysis (MCA) are two of today’s most significant tools in the valuation and negotiation of high–potential–value, high–ambiguity deals. Dealmaking Using Real Options and Monte Carlo Analysis outlines a new approach for creating flexible, practical valuation models by combining ROA and MCA into one innovative and proven successful process.
This results–based book takes you beyond uneven, rule–of–thumb negotiation tactics and strategies to discuss how you can:
- Accurately evaluate the potential costs of going forward with or scuttling a business project
- Ensure that both sides in every negotiation work from similar valuation terms and processes
- Develop and implement efficient strategies for bringing negotiations to closure
In preparing for any business negotiation, the goal is to identify opportunity and characterize risk; during the actual negotiation, the goal is to capture value while arriving at terms that are favorable to everyone. Dealmaking Using Real Options and Monte Carlo Analysis introduces a process for achieving both goals, by focusing on practical tools and procedures that take into account the full range of opportunities and lead all sides to the identification and selection of optimal choices.
Why Another Negotiating Book?
High Significance, High Ambiguity Contexts.
The So What? Question.
Valuation, Pricing, and Negotiation.
Tangible and Intangible Content/Value and the New Economy.
The iDealmaking Process.
Organization of the Book.
CHAPTER 2: Negotiation People, Language, and Frameworks.
The Nut, the Number, the Bogie, and the Toe Tag.
Quantification, Rationality, and Hyperrationality.
CHAPTER 3: The Box and the Wheelbarrow: What Am I Selling (or Buying)?
iDealmaking s Spine.
The Term Sheet.
Methods and Tools.
CHAPTER 4: Discounted Cash Flow Analysis and Introduction to Monte Carlo Modeling.
Discounted Cash Flow Analysis.
Scenario (DCF) Analysis.
Monte Carlo Method: An Introduction.
Closure and Application to Negotiation.
CHAPTER 5: Monte Carlo Method.
A Model Cash Flow Template.
Income and Cash Flow Statements: 3M Example.
Monte Carlo Assumption Tools.
Uniform Distribution: Highest Uncertainty Between Certain Bounds.
The Normal Distribution.
Other Distribution Functions.
Monte Carlo Model of the DCF Template.
Combined CAGR and Cost Ratio Uncertainty Distributions.
Additional Assumption Distributions.
Twentieth (and Other) Percentile Valuations.
Comparison of Monte Carlo Results with DCF (RAHR) Method.
Scenario Modeling in Monte Carlo.
Monte Carlo Tools for Determining Variable Significance.
Final Points on the Monte Carlo Model.
Appendix 5A: Crystal Ball Report Corresponding to the Results Presented in Exhibit 5.15 for a Uniform Cost Distribution Assumption.
Appendix 5B: Crystal Ball Report Corresponding to the Results Presented in Exhibit 5.16 for a Double–Humped Cost Distribution Assumption.
CHAPTER 6: Introduction to Real Options.
Perspective 1: Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) View of the Six–Scenario Opportunity.
Perspective 2: Real Option View of the Six–Scenario Opportunity.
Perspective 3: A Model for a Buyer s Counteroffer.
Black–Scholes Equation for Option Pricing.
The Black–Scholes Equation Applied to an Option to a Share of Yahoo!
What Do Equations Represent? What Is Truth? .
Using Black–Scholes for an Opportunity Valuation .
Summary of Real Option Realities versus Black–Scholes.
CHAPTER 7: Real Options Applied to Dealmaking.
Emergence of Real Options Analysis.
Introducing the Binomial Lattice for Real Options.
Calculating Option Values from Binomial Matrices.
Calculating Option Values Using Decisioneering s Real Options Analysis Toolkit.
Using Real Options Analysis Toolkit Software in Dealmaking.
Calculating (or Estimating) Option Volatility.
Calculating the Option Value of Options on Options.
Conclusions and Observations.
Appendix 7A: Real Options Equations.
CHAPTER 8: Knowledge and Unertainty.
Dealing with Uncertainty.
What About Truth?
CHAPTER 9: Deal Pricing.
Total Cash Payment.
CHAPTER 10: Negotiation Perspectives and Dynamics.
CHAPTER 11: Plan B.
Auctions and Betrothals.
Plan B Analysis and Tools.
Plan B Implementation.
Plan B Caution.
Plan B from the Buyer s Perspective.
Plan B and Life.
CHAPTER 12: Conclusion.
In Theory, In Practice.
Value Creation by Dealmaking.
A Final (True) Story.