The book covers the theory and practice of corporate finance, and demonstrates how to use financial theory to solve practical problems. Key topics include:
- Financial engineering
- Financial policy
- Cost of capital
- Financial analysis
- Financial management
By providing a short and a long answer to each question, Frequently Asked Questions in Corporate Finance allows the reader to extract the appropriate information with ease, making it a convenient and useful reference for students of corporate finance and practising corporate financiers alike.
2 Topics 409
50 years of research in finance 410
Ten deadly mistakes in corporate finance 412
Five mistakes in corporate valuation 423
M&A: Six mistakes to be avoided 429
Rating agencies 432
Credit scoring 435
Behavioral finance: are investors really rational? 438
Micro–finance: helping the poor 444
Project finance 449
Corporate finance in Europe: confronting theory with
Capital markets: some useful definitions 457
Transaction multiples: before and during the crisis 459
The making of an investment banker 469
Corporate finance books 472
Brainteasers PART I 475
Brainteasers PART II 478
True or false: test yourself 482
Maurizio Dallocchio is Bocconi University Nomura Chair of Corporate Finance and Past Dean of SDA Bocconi, School of Management.
Yann Le Fur is a corporate finance teacher at HEC Paris business school and an investment banker with Mediobanca in Paris after several years with Schroders and Citi.
Antonio Salvi is Full Professor of Corporate Finance at Jean Monnet University, Italy. He also teaches corporate finance at EMLyon Business School and SDA Bocconi School of Management.
Pierre Vernimmen who died in 1996, was both an M&A dealmaker and a finance teacher at HEC Paris. His book, Finance d Entreprise, was and still is the top–selling financial textbook in French–speaking countries and is the forebear of Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice.