The Wall Street Primer: The Players, Deals, and Mechanics of the U.S. Securities Market

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How does Wall Street, that great bastion of American Capitalism, really work? This book provides the multifaceted answer to that question clearly, concisely, and on a practical level for anyone seeking to better understand the inner workings of the capital markets. Tracing the dealings of a fictional company from inception to maturity, The Wall Street Primer provides the reader with practical insights on Wall Street and its functions and operations. Written for professionals new to the industry, investors, job ...

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The Wall Street Primer: The Players, Deals, and Mechanics of the U.S. Securities Market

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Overview

How does Wall Street, that great bastion of American Capitalism, really work? This book provides the multifaceted answer to that question clearly, concisely, and on a practical level for anyone seeking to better understand the inner workings of the capital markets. Tracing the dealings of a fictional company from inception to maturity, The Wall Street Primer provides the reader with practical insights on Wall Street and its functions and operations. Written for professionals new to the industry, investors, job seekers, students, brokers and traders, and entrepreneurs and business executives, the book goes well beyond nice to know information. Instead, it will be, for many people, must have information about organizations, professions, and transactions that can help them make deals, get ahead in their careers, or better fund and build their businesses.

Everybody has heard of Wall Street, but very few know anything about its institutions and processes. What is the buyside? Who works on the sellside? How do companies raise capital? Why do companies hire investment bankers? What is the difference between a mutual fund and a hedge fund? What is the process for selling a company? What does it take to go public and how is it done? The Wall Street Primer lifts the veil and answers these questions and many more.

Besides covering financings and mergers and acquisitions, Pedersen illuminates the players involved. These include venture capitalists, private equity investors, public portfolio managers, activist shareholders, investment bankers, institutional salespeople and traders, and all those associated with their activities, like regulators, lawyers, and accountants. Along the way, readers learn about the offering and trading of stocks and bonds, what is involved in M&A transactions, how technology is affecting the brokerage industry, what concerns institutional investors, and much more. Best, it's written by an insider who has seen both Wall Street's public face and its backroom dealings.

Author and former investment banker and securities attorney Jason Pedersen searched for years for a book he could recommend to clients and professionals that contained practical information on how the pieces all fit together—who the players are, what they do, how they interact, and how, why, and when deals get done. But he never found that book and so decided to write it himself. The result is a fascinating look at how people navigate Wall Street—and wake up to find themselves living the American Dream.

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"Pedersen, an investment professional, provides unique insight into Wall Street's mystique. With clarity and a wry

sense of humor, he details the often-arcane inner workings of Wall Street and capital markets. […] Although this work is oriented toward neophyte investment professionals, other readers will find it of interest both as an introduction to Wall Street's complicated interactions among its myriad players and activities and as a useful reference item. Some familiarity with contemporary accounting, capital markets, and business finance would be helpful to a thorough understanding. Summing Up: Highly recommended."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313365157
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/30/2008
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

JASON A. PEDERSEN has been a Wall Street professional for over fifteen years. He was an attorney in the corporate and securities group for Pillsbury Madison & Sutro, a managing director in the equity capital markets and investment banking departments at Montgomery Securities (Banc of America Securities), and a founding partner in the investment banking firm Thomas Weisel Partners. He has worked on an extensive range of public and private financings and M&A transactions. Pedersen holds a J.D. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from the University of Utah.

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Table of Contents


Ch. 1 The Basics 1 Ch. 2 The Three Principal Ingredients of a Business 9 Ch. 3 Seed Capital and Related Matters for Startups 15 Ch. 4 Early Stage Institutional Capital 21 Ch. 5 Mid-stage Private Capital 33 Ch. 6 Later-stage Financing and Investment Bankers 39 Ch. 7 Late-stage Financings and Private Placements 45 Ch. 8 Paths to Liquidity for Private Companies 55 Ch. 9 Considerations for Selling a Private Company 61 Ch. 10 The Process for Selling a Company 69 Ch. 11 Initial Public Offerings: Selecting Underwriters 83 Ch. 12 Initial Public Offerings: Transaction Process and Structural Considerations 95 Ch. 13 Initial Public Offerings: Valuation and Marketing 113 Ch. 14 Initial Public Offerings: Pricing, Trading, and Other Thoughts 125 Ch. 15 Public Investors and Life as a Young Public Company 139 Ch. 16 Follow-on Offerings and Liquidity for Insiders 153 Ch. 17 Acquiring Businesses: Targeting Opportunities to Fuel Growth 165 Ch. 18 Acquiring Businesses: Valuations, Fairness Opinions, and the Approval Process 175 Ch. 19 Business Difficulties and Stock Drops 185 Ch. 20 Financing Considerations for a Maturing Business 193 Ch. 21 When Things Slow Down: Creating Shareholder Value and Related Topics 209 Schematics 217 Glossary of Selected Terms and Acronyms 221 Index 239
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