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Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice Paperback – 19 Aug 2011
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Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice continues to hold sway as one of the most popular financial textbooks, thanks to its four unique features: A balanced blend of theory and practice: authors hold academic positions at top ranking universities and business schools and are also investment bankers, private investors or sit on the boards of listed and unlisted companies A presentation of concepts that explain situations, followed by a discussion of techniques in a direct and succinct style Content enriched by the www.vernimmen.com website, which with 1,500 daily visitors is one of the leading finance teaching sites worldwide Free monthly updates on finance through The Vernimmen.com Newsletter , with over 60,000 subscribers The authors draw on their dual experience to enhance and expand the content of the book through the inclusion of new chapters on IPOs and management of working capital that is so key to the survival of firms during times of crisis or of strong growth. “Corporate Finance is a very useful reference book for students an d practitioners both of who m will get great help in the present complex environment in understanding the principles of the financial markets and their practical application. The book’s approach is both logical and sequential a nd presents some interesting cases that make study easier and more stimulating.” —GABRIELE GALATERI, CHAIRMAN OF TELECOM ITALIA “ I opened my first Vernimmen in 1982. After having spent a just a few weekends reading it, I felt better equipped for my role in financial management at Paribas. Now at Apax, the Vernimmen remains my companion in my search for value creation (key in the private equity industry). ” —Monique Cohen, associated director, apax partners “ Written in a fluent and readable style and supplemented by numerous real–world examples, Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice has served as an excellent aid to my studies of finance. The book’s broad content has been indispensable in acquiring a better understanding of all the core areas of finance, ranging from the basics of financial analysis through to the workings of complex M&A transactions and cutting edge financial products. ” —GEOFFREY COOMBS, STUDENT AT ESCP EUROPE " What sets the Vernimmen apart from other text books is its integration of practice and current affairs in a rigorous theoretical framework. Recipes and pontification are replaced by a scientific ap p roach. And, thanks to the Newsletter, this is done practically in real time!" —Christophe Evers, Professor of Finance at the Solvay Brussels School , Executive Director of Texaf "Corporate finance is a lively subject that changes from day to day and evolves regularly, depending on new market developments. The Vernimmen is a true bible of corporate finance. With regular updates through their monthly newsletter and upgrades, the authors have made it applicable to any place, any time. This is pretty unique in the field. " —Mehdi Sethom, managing director, Swicorp, Head of Advisory
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The book was very easy to read, with clear categorisation of information into chapters and sections. The definitions and concepts provided were very helpful, as were the up to date examples. The exercises and problems definitely gave me confidence for my exams.
The book is also supplemented by several concepts and quizzes on the book's website at [...]