Lessons in Corporate Finance: A Case Studies Approach to Financial Tools, Financial Policies, and Valuation

Lessons in Corporate Finance: A Case Studies Approach to Financial Tools, Financial Policies, and Valuation

Lessons in Corporate Finance: A Case Studies Approach to Financial Tools, Financial Policies, and Valuation

DESCRIPTION

Lessons in Corporate Finance is every beginner’s guide to comprehensive practices and principles in the field of Corporate Finance. Its complex questions are supplementary for qualitative and quantitative studies infused with interactive queries and answer-centered narrative. Cases provided are helpful insights about the real practices performed for financial concepts. Lessons on ratio and pro forma analysis, investment and financial policy decisions, valuation and cash flows, capital structure theory, and other complex areas of finances are meticulously discussed and presented from cover to cover. With rigorous details integrated into every chapter, readers are provided with comprehensive lessons on the following:

  • Cash flow management
  • Choosing the best investment
  • Five important valuation processes and other related methodologies
  • Leverage buyout execution
  • Financing private equities
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Application of fundamental finance instruments, strategies, and guidelines

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lessons in Corporate Finance is written by Lawrence A. Weiss, an esteemed International Accounting Professor at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. His field of specialization revolves around basic and advanced financial management and managerial accounting. He was a former professor at Georgetown University, IMD, INSEAD, HEC Lausanne, and McGill University. In addition to this, he was recognized as a teacher of the year while working at MIT and consecutively bagged Professor of the Year award at Tulane, Fletcher, and INSEAD.

TABLE OF CONTENTS 

  • Chapter 1– Introduction

PART 1– Financial Health of a Firm and Cash Flow Management

  • Chapter 2– Determining a Firm’s Financial Health 
  • Chapter 3– Pro Forma Forecasts
  • Chapter 4– The Impact of Seasonality of Firm’s Funding

PART 2– Firm Financing and Financial Policies

  • Chapter 5– Why Financing Matters
  • Chapter 6– An Introduction to Capital Structure Theory
  • Chapter 7– Capital Structure Decisions
  • Chapter 8– Investment Decisions
  • Chapter 9– Financial Policy Decisions
  • Chapter 10– The Impact of Operating Strategy on Corporate Finance Policy
  • Chapter 11– Dividends and Stock Repurchase
  • Chapter 12– A Continuation of Capital Structure Theory
  • Chapter 13– Restructuring and Bankruptcy: When Things Go Wrong

PART 3– Investments and Valuation

  • Chapter 14– The Time Value of Money: Discounting and Net Present Values
  • Chapter 15– Valuation and Cash Flows
  • Chapter 16– Valuation
  • Chapter 17– Valuation Nuances
  • Chapter 18– Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Financing 
  • Chapter 19– Mergers and Acquisitions: Strategic Issues
  • Chapter 20: Valuing an Acquisition: Free Cash Flows to the Firm
  • Chapter 21– Understanding Free Cash Flows
  • Chapter 22– Mergers and Acquisitions: Execution
  • Chapter 23– Review 

Glossary 

Index