Corporate Finance and Investments, now in its seventh edition, is a popular and well-regarded text for students of corporate finance. The text takes a practical approach, focusing on the strategic issues of finance in a business setting.
With clear and accessible language and an international perspective, the seventh edition will provide students with both essential knowledge of corporate finance and the tools to apply it.
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Part I A Framework for Financial Decisions
1 An overview of financial management
2 The financial environment
3 Present values, and bond and share valuation
Part II Investment Decisions and Strategies
4 Investment appraisal methods
5 Project appraisal - applications
6 Investment strategy and process
Part III Value, Risk and the Required Return
7 Analysing investment risk
8 Relationships between investments: portfolio theory
9 Setting the risk premium: the Capital Asset Pricing Model
10 The required rate of return on investment
11 Enterprise value and equity value
12 Identifying and rating options
Part IV Short-Term Financing and Policies
13 Risk and treasury management
14 Short-term asset management
15 Short- and medium-term finance
Part V Strategic Financial Decisions
16 Long-term finance
17 Returning value to shareholders: the divident decision
18 Capital structure and the required return
19 Does capital structure really matter?
20 Acquisitions and restructuring
Part VI International Financial Management
21 managing currency risk
22 Foreign investment decision
23 Key issues in modern finance: a review
Appendix A Solutions to self-assessment activities
Appendix B Solutions to selected questions
Appendix C Present value interest factor (PVIF)
Appendix D Present value interest factor for an annuity (PVIFA)
Richard Pike is a Chartered Accountant and Professor of Finance at the Bradford University School of Management
Bill Neale is Associate Reader in Financial Management at the University of Bournemouth Institute of Business & Law. He is an experienced teacher, consultant and writer, and is the co-author, with Trefor McElroy, of the Pearson Education text Business Finance: A Value-Based Approach.
Philip Linsley trained as a Chartered Accountant and is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of York. His research interests include Risk Disclosure, Risk and Accounting, and Risk Management Systems.