Investment Banking For Dummies

Investment Banking For Dummies


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ISBN-13: 9781118615775
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 02/10/2014
Series: For Dummies Series
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 138,708
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Matt Krantz is the stock market and IPO reporter forUSA TODAY, covering financial markets and Wall Street.Robert R. Johnson, PhD, CFA, CAIA, is a Professor of Financeat Creighton University, where he teaches in the Master of SecurityAnalysis and Portfolio Management Program.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Investment Banking 5

Chapter 1: Introducing Investment Banking 7

Chapter 2: The Purpose of Investment Banking: What InvestmentBankers Do 23

Chapter 3: How Investment Bankers Sell Companies 43

Chapter 4: How Investment Banking Is Used in Mergers andAcquisitions 61

Chapter 5: How Investment Banking Is Used in Leveraged Buyouts79

Part II: Digging In: Performing Investment Banking 93

Chapter 6: Finding the Data: Documents and Reports 95

Chapter 7: Making Sense of Financial Statements 113

Chapter 8: Perfecting the Financial Ratios for InvestmentBanking 133

Chapter 9: Sizing Up the Industry 151

Chapter 10: Understanding Stocks and Focusing on PastTransactions 169

Chapter 11: Applying Investment Banking to Fixed Income 183

Part III: Taking Investment Banking to the Next Level201

Chapter 12: Doing a Discounted Free Cash Flow Analysis 203

Chapter 13: Structuring a Leveraged Buyout 223

Chapter 14: Determining the Strength of a Company’s Returnon Equity 237

Part IV: Applying Investment Banking 253

Chapter 15: Knowing the Rules 255

Chapter 16: Seeing How Some Companies Lie, Cheat, and StealTheir Way to the Top 269

Chapter 17: Understanding Alternative Investments and AssetManagement 289

Chapter 18: Trying Your Hand at Investment Banking with a CaseStudy 303

Part V: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 19: Ten of the Biggest Debacles in Investment BankingHistory 317

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Improve a Discounted Cash Flow Analysis325

Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) of the Best Online Resources forInvestment Bankers 333

Appendix: Where Investment Banking Came From 341

Index 349

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