Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, Edition 6

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McKinsey & Company's #1 best-selling guide to corporate valuation, now in its sixth edition

Valuation is the single best guide of its kind, helping financial professionals worldwide excel at measuring, managing, and maximizing shareholder and company value. This new sixth edition provides insights on the strategic advantages of value-based management, complete detailed instruction, and nuances managers should know about valuation and valuation techniques as applied to different industries, emerging markets, and other special situations.

Valuation lies at the crossroads of corporate strategy and finance. In today's economy, it has become an essential role — and one that requires excellence at all points. This guide shows you everything you need to know, and gives you the understanding you need to be effective.

  • Estimate the value of business strategies to drive better decision making
  • Understand which business units a corporate parent is best positioned to own
  • Assess major transactions, including acquisitions, divestitures, and restructurings
  • Design a capital structure that supports strategy and minimizes risk

As the valuation function becomes ever more central to long- and short-term strategy, analysts and managers need an authoritative reference to turn to for answers to challenging situations. Valuation stands ahead of the field for its reputation, quality, and prestige, putting the solutions you need right at your fingertips.

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McKINSEY & COMPANY is a management consulting firm that helps leading corporations and organizations make distinctive, lasting, and substantial improvements in their performance. Over the past seven decades, the firm's primary objective has remained constant: to serve as an organization's most trusted external advisor on critical issues facing senior management.

TIM KOLLER is a partner in McKinsey's New York office. Tim has served clients in North America and Europe on corporate strategy and issues concerning capital markets, M&A transactions, and value-based management. He leads the firm's research activities in valuation and capital markets issues. He received his MBA from the University of Chicago.

MARC GOEDHART is a senior expert in McKinsey's Amsterdam office. Marc has served clients across Europe on portfolio restructuring, issues concerning capital markets, and M&A transactions. He received a PhD in finance from Erasmus University Rotterdam.

DAVID WESSELS is an adjunct professor of finance and director of executive education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Named by BusinessWeek as one of America's top business school instructors, he teaches corporate valuation at the MBA and Executive MBA levels. David received his PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles.

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Publisher
John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Jul 31, 2015
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Pages
848
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ISBN
9781118874134
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / General
Business & Economics / Investments & Securities / General
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A vital companion to the #1 best-selling guide to corporate valuation

Valuation Workbook is the ideal companion to McKinsey's Valuation, helping you get a handle on difficult concepts and calculations before using them in the real world. This workbook reviews all things valuation, with chapter-by-chapter summaries and comprehensive questions and answers that allow you to test your knowledge and skills. Useful both in the classroom and for self-study, this must-have guide is essential for reviewing and applying the renowned McKinsey & Company approach to valuation and reinforces the major topics discussed in detail in the book. Fully updated to align with the sixth edition of Valuation, this workbook is an invaluable learning tool for students and professionals alike.

Valuation has become central to corporate financial strategy, and practitioners must be exceptional at every aspect of the role. There is no room for weak points, and excellence is mandatory. This workbook helps you practice, review, study, and test yourself until you are absolutely solid in every concept, every technique, and every aspect of valuation as demanded in today's economy.Master value creation, value metrics, M&A, joint ventures, and moreAnalyze historical information, forecast performance, and analyze resultsEstimate the cost of capital, continuing value, and other vital calculationsTest your understanding before putting it to work in the real world

Designed specifically to reinforce the material presented in the book, this workbook provides independent learners with the opportunity to try their hand at critical valuation skills, and helps students master the material so they can enter the job market ready to perform. For financial professionals and students seeking deep, comprehensive understanding, Valuation Workbook is an essential part of the McKinsey Valuation suite.

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