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Corporate Financial Strategy [NOOK Book]


Corporate Financial Strategy is a practical guide to understanding the elements of financial strategy, and how directors and advisors can add value by tailoring ...
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Corporate Financial Strategy is a practical guide to understanding the elements of financial strategy, and how directors and advisors can add value by tailoring financial strategy to complement corporate strategy.

The book sets out appropriate financial strategies over the key milestones in a company's life. It discusses the practicalities behind transactions such as:
* Raising venture capital
* Flotation on a stock exchange
* Making acquisitions
* Management buyouts
* Financial restructuring

In explaining financing structures, the book sets out the basic building blocks of any financial instrument to enable the reader to appreciate innovations in the field. It also illustrates how and why different types of security might be used.

The second edition of this very popular textbook brings to bear the considerable commercial and academic experience of its co-authors. Throughout, the book offers a range of up-to-date case studies, abundant diagrams and figures, and frequent 'Working Insight' sections to provide practical illumination of the theory.

This book will enable you to understand the potential value added by the best financial strategy, while fully demonstrating the working role of financial strategy within an overall corporate strategy. An excellent practical guide for senior financial managers, strategic-decision makers and qualified accountants, the text is also invaluable as a clear-sighted and thorough companion for students and senior executives on finance courses (including MBA, MSc and DMS).

Audience: Senior Financial Managers; Corporate Financial Consultants; Strategic decision-makers; Qualified Management Accountants; Senior Executives on short courses; Postgraduate students studying finance at MBA, MSc and DMS level.

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Editorial Reviews

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Corporate Financial Strategy provides an excellent and accessible overview of corporate finance by placing financial strategy within the broader context of corporate strategy. The book provides a set of practical tools and explains key concepts in a simple manner, employing well-conceived case studies. This text is particularly well-suited to students who aren’t specializing in finance as well as managers looking to understand and improve their organization’s strategy.

Jon Tucker, Director for Global Finance, University of the West of England, UK

The last thing the world needs is yet another book on Corporate Finance. The good news is that this isn’t. Ruth Bender has written by far the most readable, practical and, above all, commercial book on the subject. The fact that it’s also so immensely wise throughout makes it ideal for the entrepreneur, the practitioner and the student alike.

John Gambles, Founder and Chairman, Quadrangle Group

If you want to understand what a PE ratio really means; you’re Director of a growth company with a soaring share price, but want to understand what you’ll have to deliver if your shares aren’t to crash; or you want insights into analysing company financials to decide which shares to buy, read Corporate Financial Strategy.

Chris Ansell, Chief Financial Officer, Recruitment Industry Benchmarking Ltd, UK

Ruth has an excellent style as a lecturer and trainer, communicating complex subjects clearly, concisely and accessibly. In this book she has achieved that same quality, the illustration of theory through relevant and contemporary case study brings the subject to life relating it directly to real life situations.

Simon Bevis, Director of Strategy and Corporate Development. Lafarge Tarmac Ltd, UK

For anyone either taking their first steps into, or wishing to refresh their knowledge of, Corporate Financial Strategy, this book is a "must-read". Difficult concepts are made easier to understand through the clarity of presentation and use of case studies. The author’s enthusiasm for her subject is clear for all to see.

Rob Edgerton, Group Financial Controller, Innovation Group plc, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136414039
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/4/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Ruth Bender is Reader in Corporate Financial Strategy at Cranfield University, UK. Prior to becoming an academic she was a corporate finance partner with one of the UK's larger accounting firms and has also worked as a venture capital manager in the city
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Putting Financial Strategy in Context

1 Corporate financial strategy: Setting the context 3

2 What does the share price tell us? 29

3 Executive summary: Linking corporate and financial strategies 44

4 Linking corporate and financial strategies 50

5 Corporate governance and financial strategy 88

6 Executive compensation 104

Pt. 2 Financial Strategy and the Corporate Lifecycle

7 Start-up businesses and venture capital 125

8 Growth companies: Marketing focused 143

9 Mature companies: To divi or not? 164

10 Declining businesses: A case for euthanasia? 180

Pt. 3 Financial Instruments

11 Financial instruments: The building blocks 193

12 Types of financial instrument 208

13 Dividends and buybacks 226

Pt. 4 Transactions and Operating Issues

14 Floating a company 243

15 Acquisitions, mergers and selling a business 258

16 Restructuring a company 276

17 Private equity 286

18 International corporate finance 309

19 Strategic working capital management 324


1 Review of theories of finance 337

2 Valuing options and convertibles 353

3 Forecasting 366

Index 387

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 4, 2003

    Too generic

    As an MBA student, I found this book rather disappointing because it is too generic. The book is very descriptive and gives real live examples, but there aren't much calculations and it doesn't drill on some quite important concepts. I had to buy another textbook to obtain a better understanding.

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