Fundamentals of Corporate Finance – Richard A. Brealey – 4th Edition


The Brealey author team is world renowned for outstanding and teaching, as well as for market-leading finance textbooks. The authors’ writing style and approach to the topic of corporate finance is relaxed and readable, which makes the content especially approachable for students.

The focus of the text is on applying modern finance and providing with a working ability to make financial decisions. The authors do not assume that the students have any background knowledge in finance and therefore provide written examples and in-depth explanations to help students become familiar with the material.

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Table of Contents

Part One: Introduction
Ch. 1 The Firm and the Financial Manager
Ch. 2 The Financial Environment
Ch. 3 Accounting and Finance

Part Two: Value
Ch. 4 The Time Value of Money
Ch. 5 Valuing Bonds
Ch. 6 Valuing Stocks
Ch. 7 Net Present Value and Other Investment Criteria
Ch. 8 Using Discounted Cash-Flow Analysis to Make Investment Decisions
Ch. 9 Project Analysis

Part Three: Risk
Ch. 10 Introduction to Risk, Return, and the Opportunity Cost of Capital
Ch. 11 Risk, Return, and Capital Budgeting
Ch. 12 The Cost of Capital

Part Four: Financing
Ch. 13 An Overview of Corporate Financing
Ch. 14 How Corporations Issue Securities

Part Five: Capital Structure and Dividend Policy
Ch. 15 Debt Policy
Ch. 16 Dividend Policy

Part Six: Financial Planning
Ch. 17 Financial Statement Analysis
Ch. 18 Financial Planning
Ch. 19 Working Capital Management and Short-Term Planning

Part Seven: Short-term Financial Decisions
Ch. 20 Cash and Inventory Management
Ch. 21 Credit Management and Bankruptcy

Part Eight: Selected Topics
Ch. 22 Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Control
Ch. 23 International Financial Management
Ch. 24 Options
Ch. 25 Risk Management

Part Nine: Conclusion
Ch. 26 What We Do and Do Not Know About Finance

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