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Corporate Financial Strategy

Corporate Financial Strategy [Kindle Edition]

Ruth Bender , Keith Ward
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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*This book makes corporate finance interesting and stimulating in a language easily digestible, and is a reminder of the practical side of Corporate Finance. As a student I found the book to be the perfect balance of practicality and academia and it remains my first resource in my professional work."

James Masacorale, Acquisitions Development Manager, Wolseley UK

*The authors have combined academic analysis, theoretical excellence, in depth practical knowledge and an outright passion and enthusiasm for corporate financial strategy to produce a very user friendly, readable book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this latest edition and recommend it strongly to both academics and practitioners alike."

Chris Pierce, CEO, Global Governance Services Ltd.

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Corporate Financial Strategy presents a practical guide to how corporate finance can be used to add value to a business. Explaining the elements of a financial strategy, it shows how these can be tailored to suit the needs of an organisation and complement its business strategy.

The third edition of this bestselling textbook brings together the extensive commercial and academic experience of Dr Bender and Professor Ward. Including an abundance of diagrams and examples, the book explains the business and financial issues which underlie the investment cases and business plans used in making strategic decisions and in raising finance from lenders and investors. This book is an essential read for all those involved in designing and implementing corporate and financial strategy.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 3183 KB
  • Print Length: 406 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Routledge; 3 edition (10 Sep 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008BTV1Z0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #608,252 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Practical and extremely well written 31 Oct 2008
This is an excellent book, neatly divided into a series of stages that are most likely to be relevant to a finance professional as opposed to a quant jockey. Whereas other finance textbooks attempt to be exhaustive and end up exhausting, Bender and Ward is noticeable for its lucid, to-the-point and informed view of the material. One can rapidly read a chapter and enjoy the process, returning again and again to key areas for deeper reference - a pleasant experience in an area too often devoid of colour. As the CFO of a young, growing company, this book is one of my most consulted resources.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Corporate Financial Strategy 6 Nov 2008
A very practical guide, relevant for decision makers in any business environment and at any stage of your business life cycle - find out how add value to your organisation by aligning your financial strategy to your business strategy. A great read and fantastic reference book too! You cannot afford not to have a copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very readable, even for a book on Finance! 16 July 2012
This book is surprisingly readable for this subject matter. It is written in a light style without too much expectation of already being a financial wizard or an accountant (you need a basic understanding of some of the terms). The short case studies make good sense of the academic material and it is easy to follow the process of thought that leads to the various financial strategies presented and methods of valuation for companies etc. It is also easy to dip into specific topics without having read the whole book, so will make an excellent post-study reference when trying to apply some of these specific methods and strategies.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Corporate Financial Strategy 15 Sep 2008
A comprehensive canter through the world of Corporate Finance drawing on real life experiences and sound theoretical knowledge.
A must for all FD's in business who want quick, concise reminders of Financial Strategy and their practical applications.
In these times it is extremely helpful to have this reference book available when faced with strategic alternatives, the breadth of knowledge of both authors is impressive and focussed.
It is a timely reminder of best financial business practice.
It is useful also for those of a non financial background to understand as it provides working insights at each step of the way.
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4.0 out of 5 stars good 3 Oct 2013
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really good condition, the book is good if your in you final year of an accounting course but the book does not explain some things well which is frustrating.
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By Zhu
For me, as a vivid reader of business books, Ruth's book talks thoroughly about corporate finance strategies and every aspect of integrating financial strategy into a business. The flow is conducted in a way of common sense, which is talking to my reflective mind and makes me to truly connect my business understanding into the big picture of corporate financial strategy.

By also knowing Ruth in person as an academic, I understand that the book reflects her philosophy of talking non-no-sense. Her understanding for financial strategy is integrated and dealing with the very basics. Her clear logic for corporate financial strategy is reflected in this book. At first, Ruth talks about putting financial strategy in context of the business and linking corporate aspects with the financial decisions including corporate governance and executive compensation. Then, Ruth related financial strategy to the corporate lifecycle from start-up to declining businesses. As a next step Ruth gives insights about transactions and operating issues by discussing situations including floating, M&A, PE, Turnaround, international corporate finance and working capital management. After all, Ruth gives us an overall view and understanding of integrated financial strategy, so that we can plog financial issues into corporate aspects.

I strongly recommend this book to everybody who wants to understand financial strategy in a large context and tries to interconnect business aspects within financial strategy. This book gives rich references of further readings as well.

In summary, an excellent common-sense business book. An easy, straight-forward read.
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