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Strategic Corporate Finance: Applications in Valuation and Capital
Essential guidance for the corporate finance professional — advisor, Board Director, CFO,
Treasurer, business development executive, or M&A expert—to ask the right questions and make
the critical decisions. Strategic Corporate Finance is a practical guide to the key issues, their
context, and their solutions. From performance measurement and capital planning to risk
management and capital structure, Strategic Corporate Finance, translates principles of corporate
finance theory into practical methods for implementing them. Filled with in-depth insights, expert
advice, and detailed case studies, Strategic Corporate Finance will prepare you for the issues
involved in raising, allocating and managing capital, and its associated risks.
Justin Pettit (New York, NY) draws on his 15 years of senior advisory experience as an investment
banker and management consultant. He advises corporate boards and executives on matters of
capital structure, financial policy, valuation, and strategy. He also lectures on topics in advanced
corporate finance to graduate and undergraduate students at universities in the New York area.
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About the Author.
PART ONE: Managing the Left-Hand Side of the Balance Sheet.
Chapter 1: The Cost Of Capital. .
Market Risk Premium (MRP).
Toward a Better Beta.
The "Riskless Rate"
The Cost of Debt.
Global Capital Costs.
WACC and Hurdle Rates.
Chapter 2: Fix: Finding Your Sources of Value. .
Why Shareowner Value?
Performance Measurement Pitfalls.
Measuring Economic Profit and Value.
Analyzing the Corporate Portfolio.
Incorporating the Cost of Capacity.
Value-Based Strategies and Tactics.
Managing for Value.
Balancing Performance with Value.
Chapter 3: Sell: Creating Value Through Divestiture. .