THE FIRST FINANCIAL MODELLING CERTIFICATION FOR PRIVATE EQUITY

Prove your skills

Financial modelling is a highly relevant skill for those working on investment projects, and especially in Private Equity. It is becoming increasingly common for firms to include a financial modelling test as part of their selection process.

The modexPE is the first professional certificate in financial modelling for Private Equity, designed entirely by investment professionals, with the objective of creating a meaningful standard in the sector.

Students from business schools and professionals interested in working in the Private Equity sector. The modexPE allows applicants to show actual evidence of their knowledge and skills in financial modelling, giving candidates a tangible head start in a highly competitive industry.

The modexPE offers investment teams (GPs), headhunters and human resources, an important benchmark on the modelling skills of a prospective candidate, in a Private Equity context.

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Modelandum is a highly specialised financial modelling firm which offers university students, MBAs and professionals, entrepreneurs and companies the necessary tools in excel to build financial models with confidence.

Our solutions are aimed at improving productivity, to help students bridge the gap between the classroom and the office, and to create an industry standard for financial modelling.

Modelandum works with a team of professionals and consultants specialised in financial modelling in different areas of the investment industry such as Private Equity, Venture Capital, Investment Banking, Company Valuations, Real Estate and Project Finance.


We have taught thousands of students, and built hundreds of custom models with a very high level of satisfaction.

Some of our clients include IE University, IE MBAs, IESE, London Business School, ESADE, University College London, King University, Wayra, Área 31, TechHub, Incubapps, BNP Paribas, Oakley Capital, VISA, Barclays Bank, Hutton Collins, Gresham Private Equity, Wendel, FRV (Fotowatio Renewable Ventures) ,Arcano, Barclays, Private Equity Recruiment, Proval Invest, ASCRI, Escala capital etc.)

95% of our clients recommend our courses, 85% consider our content very relevant for their professional development, and 80% believe that after crossing our paths, their confidence has significantly improved their modelling skills on the job, or to prepare for interviews.



Financial modelling is a highly relevant skill for those working on investment projects, and especially in Private Equity. It is becoming increasingly common for firms to include a financial modelling test as part of their selection process.

Which is why we would like to introduce you to the modexPE. The first professional certificate in financial modelling for Private Equity, designed entirely by investment professionals, with the objective of creating a meaningful standard in the sector.


Most investment banks and private equity funds now require applicants have good proficiency in financial modelling skills as part of their skill-set, as a significant part of the day-to-day role involves the design, construction and handling of these models.
The objective behind this certification is to both guarantee a standard level of financial modelling for the Private Equity investment teams, and to offer a competitive advantage to successful modexPE candidates.
The modexPE is building an industry standard that offers an assurance of quality which goes beyond simply attending a course.

Students from business schools and professionals interested in working in the Private Equity sector. The modexPE allows applicants to show actual evidence of their knowledge and skills in financial modelling, giving candidates a tangible head start in a highly competitive industry.

The modexPE offers investment teams (GPs), headhunters and human resources, an important benchmark on the modelling skills of a prospective candidate, in a Private Equity context.


There are no formal prerequisites needed to take this test.

The modexPE is earned by those who can prove their modelling proficiency independently of where, or how, they learned to model.


The test has a duration of approximately two hours (depending on the nature of the case provided).
The candidate will be given sufficient financial information from which to build a model in excel, and an accompanying set of questions, the answers to which will need to be obtained from their model's output.

The modexPE covers these specific areas of knowledge:

•Financial Statements: P&L, Balance Sheet & Cash Flow, generic modelling of each line and integration between statements.
•Company Valuation: Methods, DCF, Wacc, Free Cash Flow.
• Leveraged Buyouts: Sources and Uses, Senior Debt, Mezzanine, refinance, dividend recaps, bolton acquisitions ...


The modexPE is designed and corrected entirely by Private Equity professionals, through a rigorous score system that eliminates the subjectivity of the result.

The test scores reflect the individual’s:

  • Tecnical knowledge.
  • Command of excel (formulas, consistency, flexibility).
  • Ability to structure, design and present the case clearly, and in an orderly and logical manner.
  • Percentage of completion.



To enrol in the modexPE, simply fill up the above form and we will get in touch with you.

The cost to enrol is 200 euros (plus VAT if applicable) per attempt.

All payments must be made in full prior to the test day.

Once the payment is processed, you will receive an email confirming the date and time of the test.



The test is in person, you will be assigned to a specialised testing center in your chosen city, where you will be given access to a secure computer for the exam.

A VALID PROOF of PHOTO ID is REQUIRED such as a passport or driver’s license.

You will not be allowed any electronic devices during the test, phones, calculator, tablets etc.

The test will conclude after the allocated time is over.

Within the following two weeks, you will receive an email with the modexPE result.


The modexPE result is expressed in percentage (1-100%).

You will receive individual feedback on your performance to help you to improve your skills regardless of the score achieved.

The current average score is 70%. Most of the positive results are from candidates with prior experience in Private Equity or Investment Banking, and currently in selection processes for analysts or associates roles.

Each successful candidate will receive a digital certificate, and access to the exclusive modexPE Club, where you will be able to interact with other experts within the industry.

*This average mark is as June 2017