Filled with pragmatic insights and proactive strategies, TheNew CFO Financial Leadership Manual, Third Edition is destinedto become your essential desktop companion. This thorough guidebookis filled with best practices to help you, as CFO, to improveefficiency, mitigate risks, and keep your organizationcompetitive.Includes updated information on the relationship of the CFOwith the Treasurer, registration statements and Fedwire payments,acquisitions integration, legal types of acquisitions, andgovernment regulationsContains control flowcharts for the main accounting cyclesProvides new chapters on Investor Relations and Risk Managementfor Foreign Exchange and Interest RatesFeatures an itemized list of the key tasks every new CFO shouldcomplete when first entering the position, a checklist of 100performance measures, and a detailed discussion of employeecompensation plans
The reference CFOs and other financial managers can turn to forquick answers to questions they have as well as to help them plantheir financial strategy, The New CFO Financial LeadershipManual, Third Edition is mandatory reading for every CFOwanting to play a strategic role in their organization.
Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook provides the practicaltricks of the trade on how to get maximum value for a middle-marketbusiness. This book uniquely covers how to prepare for a sale, howto present the business most positively, and how to control thesale timetable.Written in a straight-talking styleProvides the tricks of the trade on how to get maximum valuefor a middle-market businessShows how the sellers can take capitalize their inherent"unfair advantages"Examines the differences between "value" and "currency"Explains how to handle bankruptcy and distress companysalesOffers tips on managing your lawyers in the documentationprocess
Filled with empirical examples of successful-andunsuccessful-techniques, this practical guide takes you throughevery step of the M&A process, from how to manageconfidentiality, how to create competition (or the impression ofcompetition), to what to do once the deal is closed.
Make the Deal is a direct and accessible guide to striking a powerful M&A deal. Merging business, finance, and law, this insightful examination of M&A strategy is designed to help you understand M&A negotiations and the ways in which the final outcome affects your financial future. A general overview of an acquisition agreement framework segues into a more detailed discussion of different deal structures, including stock sales, mergers, asset sales, and complex structures, giving you the information you need to know when each one applies best in practice. You'll gain insight into real-world negotiations and the delicate balancing act that occurs as each party attempts to maximize value and minimize risk, and learn the potential pitfalls that can occur. Negotiation statistics and samples from actual contracts back the war stories throughout, and reinforce the idea that there's no single perfect solution.
As a topic of study, M&A is constantly evolving; in practice, it changes at the speed of light. Staying ahead of the market is the single most critical element of making the best deal, and the strategy that worked for one deal most likely won't work for the next. Instead of simply providing a list of strategies that have worked in the past, this book shows you why they worked, so you can tailor your strategy specifically to your next deal.Learn how M&A contract terms affect economic outcomesExamine the techniques and mechanics of today's acquisition agreementsDevelop a legal framework that supports your business strategyFollow the ups and downs that arise in real-world cases
A successful M&A transaction requires both attention to detail and a big picture view, combined with skill, intellect, and ingenuity. Make the Deal brings it all together to show you how to run the table and come away with a win.
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The math, formulas, and problems associated with corporate finance can be daunting to the uninitiated. Corporate Finance For Dummies introduces you to the practices of determining an operating budget, calculating future cash flow, and scenario analysis in a friendly, un-intimidating way that makes comprehension easy.
Corporate Finance For Dummies covers everything you'll encounter in a course on corporate finance, including accounting statements, cash flow, raising and managing capital, choosing investments; managing risk; determining dividends; mergers and acquisitions; and valuation.Serves as an excellent resource to supplement coursework related to corporate financeGives you the tools and advice you need to understand corporate finance principles and strategiesProvides information on the risks and rewards associated with corporate finance and lending
With easy-to-understand explanations and examples, Corporate Finance For Dummies is a helpful study guide to accompany your coursework, explaining the tough stuff in a way you can understand.
Much has changed since the last edition of Stocks for the Long Run. The financial crisis, the deepest bear market since the Great Depression, and the continued growth of the emerging markets are just some of the contingencies directly affecting every portfolio in the world.
To help you navigate markets and make the best investment decisions, Jeremy Siegel has updated his bestselling guide to stock market investing.
This new edition of Stocks for the Long Run answers all the important questions of today: How did the crisis alter the fi nancial markets and the future of stock returns? What are the sources of long-term economic growth? How does the Fed really impact investing decisions? Should you hedge against currency instability?
Stocks for the Long Run, Fifth Edition, includes brand-new coverage of:
THE FINANCIAL CRISIS
Siegel provides an expert’s analysis of the most important factors behind the crisis; the state of current stability/instability of the financial system and where the stock market fits in; and the viability of value investing as a long-term strategy.
CHINA AND INDIA
The economies of these nations are more than one-third larger than they were before the 2008 financial crisis; you'll get the information you need to earn long-term profits in this new environment.
Learn all there is to know about the nature, size, and role of diversifi cation in today’s global economy; Siegel extends his projections of the global economy until the end of this century.
Can stocks still provide 6 to 7 percent per year after inflation? This edition forecasts future stock returns and shows how to determine whether the market is overvalued or not.
Essential reading for every investor and advisor who wants to fully understand the forces that move today's markets, Stocks for the Long Run provides the most complete summary available of historical trends that will help you develop a sound and profitable long-term portfolio.
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"A book that all investors—nervous Nellies in particular—should read." —Investing.com
How do the world's most successful traders amass tens,hundreds of millions of dollars a year? Are they masters of anoccult knowledge, lucky winners in a random market lottery,natural-born virtuosi—Mozarts of the markets? In search of ananswer, bestselling author Jack D. Schwager interviewed dozens oftop traders across most financial markets. While their responsesdiffered in the details, all of them could be boiled down to thesame essential formula: solid methodology + proper mental attitude= trading success. In Market Wizards Schwager lets you hear,in their own words, what those super-traders had to say about theirunprecedented successes, and he distils their responses down into aset of guiding principles you can use to become a trading star inyour own right.Features interviews with superstar money-makers including BruceKovner, Richard Dennis, Paul Tudor Jones, Michel Steinhardt, EdSeykota, Marty Schwartz, Tom Baldwin, and moreTells the true stories behind sensational trading coups,including the one about the trader who turned $30,000 into $80million, the hedge fund manager who's averaged 30% returns everyyear for the past twenty-one years, and the T-bond futures traderwho parlayed $25,000 into $2 billion in a single day!
"Market Wizards is one of the most fascinating books everwritten about Wall Street. A few of the 'Wizards' are myfriends—and Jack Schwager has nailed their modus operandi onthe head."
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