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Investment Banking For Dummies

ISBN: 978-1-118-61577-5
384 pages
February 2014
US $26.99 Add to Cart
Other Available Formats: E-book

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with Investment Banking 5

Chapter 1: Introducing Investment Banking 7

Chapter 2: The Purpose of Investment Banking: What Investment Bankers Do 23

Chapter 3: How Investment Bankers Sell Companies 43

Chapter 4: How Investment Banking Is Used in Mergers and Acquisitions 61

Chapter 5: How Investment Banking Is Used in Leveraged Buyouts 79

Part II: Digging In: Performing Investment Banking 93

Chapter 6: Finding the Data: Documents and Reports 95

Chapter 7: Making Sense of Financial Statements 113

Chapter 8: Perfecting the Financial Ratios for Investment Banking 133

Chapter 9: Sizing Up the Industry 151

Chapter 10: Understanding Stocks and Focusing on Past Transactions 169

Chapter 11: Applying Investment Banking to Fixed Income 183

Part III: Taking Investment Banking to the Next Level 201

Chapter 12: Doing a Discounted Free Cash Flow Analysis 203

Chapter 13: Structuring a Leveraged Buyout 223

Chapter 14: Determining the Strength of a Company’s Return on Equity 237

Part IV: Applying Investment Banking 253

Chapter 15: Knowing the Rules 255

Chapter 16: Seeing How Some Companies Lie, Cheat, and Steal Their Way to the Top 269

Chapter 17: Understanding Alternative Investments and Asset Management 289

Chapter 18: Trying Your Hand at Investment Banking with a Case Study 303

Part V: The Part of Tens 315

Chapter 19: Ten of the Biggest Debacles in Investment Banking History 317

Chapter 20: Ten Ways to Improve a Discounted Cash Flow Analysis 325

Chapter 21: Ten (Or So) of the Best Online Resources for Investment Bankers 333

Appendix: Where Investment Banking Came From 341

Index 349

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