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25
February

The Dark Side of Valuation

2011. Written by macsalam No comments Posted in: Books, Management
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The Dark Side of Valuation

The Definitive Guide to Valuing Hard-to-Value Companies: Now Fully Revised for Today’s Financial Markets

Financial professionals have long faced the challenge of accurately valuing companies that are difficult to value using conventional methodologies. Years ago, this challenge was most keenly felt in the “dot-com” industries, and many professionals fell victim to the “dark side,” creating values that were simply unsustainable. Now, amidst today’s global financial crisis, the same challenge applies to a far wider spectrum of enterprises and assets, ranging from Asian equities to mortgage-backed securities and financial services firms.

Aswath Damodaran has thoroughly revised this book, broadening its perspective to consider all companies that resist easy valuation. He covers the entire corporate lifecycle, from “idea” and “nascent growth” companies to those in decline and distress, and offers specific guidance for valuing technology, human capital, commodity, and cyclical firms.

Damodaran places special emphasis on the financial sector, illuminating the implications of today’s radically changed credit markets for valuation. Along the way, he addresses valuation questions that have suddenly gained urgency, ranging from “Are U.S. treasuries risk free?” to “How do you value assets in highly illiquid markets?”

Book Details:

Hardcover: 600 pages

Publisher: FT Press; 2 edition (July 27, 2009)

Language: English

Author: Aswath Damodaran

Category: Business Books, Business Valuation Books

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Valuation for M&A - Building Value in Private Companies

Most owners and managers operate their businesses year after year without ever knowing what their company is worth, how much more a strategic buyer would pay to acquire it, what factors affect the company’s stock value, whether they would be better off selling, and if so, how and when?

Having provided valuation advisory services to thousands of companies and corporate executives, authors and valuation experts Chris Mellen and Frank Evans have developed proven techniques for accurately measuring and successfully building value in your company. Now in a second edition, Valuation for M&A: Building Value in Private Companies provides you with the tools to determine what your company’s value is, what drives that value, and how to enhance that value during an M&A transaction and in daily operations—even when no stock price exists.

Book Details:

Hardcover: 400 pages

Publisher: Wiley; 2nd Edition (June 8, 2010)

Language: English

Editor: Chris M. Mellen and Frank C. Evans

Category: Business Books, Business Valuation Books

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15
February

Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions

Strategic Alliances, Mergers and Acquisitions focuses on the link between different types of culture (national, corporate, professional) and the success of strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions.

Over the past decades we have seen a significant increase in the number of strategic alliances, mergers and acquisitions. Despite this proliferation many recent studies have reported high failure rates. This failure is often attributed to cultural differences between partners, which has led to a growing body of literature on the subject.

To date, most of these studies have focused on national and corporate culture, whereas this book also places particular emphasis on the importance of culture at the professional level. The authors clearly show that all three levels of culture may have a profound impact upon the ultimate success or failure of alliances, mergers and acquisitions.

Book Details:

Hardcover: 289 pages

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub (May 2010)

Language: English

Editor: Jan Ulijn, Geert Duysters and Elise Meijer

Category: Business Books, Mergers and Acquisitions Books

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07
February

Valuation - Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies

McKinsey’s Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies, Fifth Edition, provides the knowledge executives need to make value-creating decisions—replacing some of the myths that pervade the corporate world with proven principles of value creation.

Thoroughly revised and expanded to reflect business conditions in today’s volatile global economy, Valuation, Fifth Edition provides up-to-date insights and practical advice on how to create, manage, and measure the value of an organization. Along with all new case studies that illustrate how valuation techniques and principles are applied in real-world situations, this comprehensive guide has been updated to reflect the events of the real estate bubble and its effect on stock markets, new developments in corporate finance, changes in accounting rules, and an enhanced global perspective.

Book Details:

Hardcover: 811 pages

Publisher: Wiley; 5 edition (July 26, 2010)

Language: English

Author: McKinsey & Company Inc., Tim Koller, Marc Goedhart and David Wessels

Category: Business Books, Business Valuation Books

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