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The Strategic Corporate Investments Handbook

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Edited by: David Whittaker

ISBN13: 9781781372661
Published: September 2014
Publisher: Euromoney Institutional Investor
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £175.00



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This book has been written in order to allow its readers the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge which integrate corporate strategy with finance. Furthermore, it will allow its readers to enhance the business value creation process in a more controlled and less risky way.

The sources of finance that can support the corporate strategy and growth, and other investment decisions to increase the value of the corporate over the corporation's lifecycle, are discussed. There are other areas addressed, including the key documentations for engaging with potential investors or buyers, the need to prepare credible projections, manage risks and the need to critically evaluate corporate investment opportunities.

What does the book include?


    Strategy and Corporate Growth through strategic planning, investment appraisal, organic and acquisitive growth, business development, the importance of the sales pipeline, due diligence, market research and business planning.
    The sources of financing required to grow your business such as IPOs, Rights Issues, Debt, Investment Funds, Private Equity and Project Finance.
    The key processes that facilitate financing such as preparing credible financial forecasts, key documents such as project information memorandums and offer memorandums.
    The key internal processes that make investors feel comfortable such as corporate governance, internal controls and business case controls.
    Key Corporate Investment Decisions such as disposals and the company sale process, refinancing, capital structures, dividend policies, working capital management, sale and lease back, lease or buy, restructurings and risk management strategies.

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Subjects:
Banking and Finance
Contents:
CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION

SECTION 1 STRATEGY AND CORPORATE GROWTH
Strategic Planning
The Efficient Strategic Planning Approach
Marketing Strategies
Post Investment Financial & Performance Management
Capital Budgeting
Other Areas of Investment Appraisal
Capital Rationing
Unequal Project Lives
Weighted Average Cost Of Capital
Post Monitoring The Corporate Investment
Organic Versus Acquisitive Growth
Organic Growth
The New Product or Business Development Process
Sales Pipeline Management
Acquisitive Growth
Company Mergers
Joint Ventures
Diversification
Due Diligence
Market Research
Business Plans

SECTION 2 SOURCES OF FINANCE
Initial Public Offering
Rights Issues
Debt Capital
Corporate Investment Funds
Private Equity
Project Finance

SECTION 3 CORPORATE INVESTMENT DECISIONS
Disposals
Refinancing
Capital Structures
Dividend Policy
Working Capital Management
Sale & Lease Back Decisions
Lease Versus Buy Decisions
Credit Analysis Restructuring And Distressed Debt

SECTION 4 OTHER AREAS
Credible Business Projections
Reviewing and Auditing Financial Models
Project Information Memorandum
Offering Memorandum
The Company Disposal Process
Corporate Governance
Internal Control
Corporate Investment Risk
Risk And Return
Risk Management Best Practice Case Study
Risk Management Best Practice Exercise
A Critical Evaluation of Business Plans
Business Case Proposals – Controls and Processes

CONCLUSIONS
STRATEGIC PLANNING CASE STUDY - EXERCISE
STRATEGIC PLANNING CASE STUDY - ANSWER
GLOSSARY