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Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies.

Valuation: Measuring and Managing the Value of Companies

Written for business managers, investors and their advisers, this new book describes, step-by-step and with a mnimum of jargon, how to conduct valuation analyses and how to use them in assessing corporate performance and making managerial decisions. The book details the financial data, techniques and decisions involved in performing and interpreting cash flow valuations. Also included are special chapters on the valuation of multibusiness companies and financial institutions, on mergers and acquisitions, and on how to value assets using options analysis. The authors, members of McKinsey & co., Inc., the international management consulting firm, demystify the field of valuation, uncover the important links between finance and strategy and show how to use valuation tools to make the most advantageous decisions about courses of action for a company. Readers will find the detailed case study showing how valuation techniques and principles are applied most helpful.

Thomas Copeland, Tim Koller and Jack Murrin, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 605 Third Ave., New York, NY 10158, $60.
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Publication:The National Public Accountant
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Date:Mar 1, 1990
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