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Mergers and Acquisitions Finance Library

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The canon of finance literature is vast, with hundreds more publications emerging every year. This section distills the main lessons from most influential finance books both past and present, from the cornerstones to the most popular reads. Each summary includes a concise overview and analysis of the book's most distinctive contributions to management thinking and practice, along with bibliographic information for the featured title and related works by the author.

  • Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
    Bryan Burrough and John Helyar (1990)
    An engrossing story, revealing the financial frenzy and power struggle around the RJR Nabisco takeover in the 1980s. Puts into context the investment boom of LBOs at the time, and captures the culture of competition in the 1980s. Shows how large-scale financial events are dominated by the characters involved, and their struggle for power.  
  • Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers and Acquisitions
    Joshua Rosenbaum and Joshua Pearl (2009)
    This authoritative guide to buyout and M&A valuation is accessible for all levels, from nonprofessional interested in finding out more, to the experienced investment professional needing to update their knowledge. Gives a comprehensive overview of the main skill set needed to be a successful investment banking professional. Offers practical advice on all the main methodologies and valuation procedures for mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and...

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