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Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers and Acquisitions + Valuation Models 2nd Edition

The best-selling book on investment banking and valuation

In the evolving world of finance, a solid technical foundation is essential for success. Wiley has, for the first time, codified the lifeblood of the corporate financier’s work—namely, valuation. This is a must-read-repeatedly book for anyone trying to break into Wall Street.

Covers primary valuation methodologies used on Wall Street today.

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  • Comparable Companies
  • Precedent Transactions
  • Discounted Cash Flow
  • LBO analysis
  • M&A analysis


This venerable publication provides the technical foundation today’s aspiring investment bankers need to land a job on Wall Street. Authors Joshua Rosenbaum and Joshua Pearl have literally “written the book” on today’s primary valuation methodologies and their uses.

Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions, Second Edition is a highly accessible and authoritative book that focuses on the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall Street—comparable companies, precedent transactions, DCF, and LBO analysis—as well as M&A analysis. These methodologies are used to determine valuation for public and private companies within the context of M&A transactions, LBOs, IPOs, restructurings, and investment decisions. Using a step-by-step how-to approach for each methodology, the authors build a chronological knowledge base and define key terms, financial concepts, and processes throughout the book. They also provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of LBOs and an organized M&A sale process, including a data room index from Intralinks, as well as merger consequences analysis.

In wake of the financial crisis, Rosenbaum and Pearl have updated the widely adopted first edition of their book with respect to technical valuation fundamentals as well as practical judgment skills and perspective. The authors have also added a comprehensive and highly technical chapter on buy-side M&A analysis.

Furthermore, the authors address the importance of rigorous analysis based on trusted and attributable data sources. In this book, they highlight several datasets and investment banking tools from Bloomberg, a leading provider of business and financial data, news, research, and analytics.

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Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers and Acquisitions + Valuation Models 2nd Edition

Total $175