Capital Structure and Corporate Financing Decisions: Theory, Evidence, and Practice

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A comprehensive guide to making better capital structure andcorporate financing decisions in today's dynamic businessenvironment

Given the dramatic changes that have recently occurred in theeconomy, the topic of capital structure and corporate financingdecisions is critically important. The fact is that firms need toconstantly revisit their portfolio of debt, equity, and hybridsecurities to finance assets, operations, and future growth.

Capital Structure and Corporate Financing Decisionsprovides an in-depth examination of critical capital structuretopics, including discussions of basic capital structurecomponents, key theories and practices, and practical applicationin an increasingly complex corporate world. Throughout, the bookemphasizes how a sound capital structure simultaneously minimizesthe firm's cost of capital and maximizes the value toshareholders.

  • Offers a strategic focus that allows you to understand howfinancing decisions relates to a firm's overall corporatepolicy
  • Consists of contributed chapters from both academics andexperienced professionals, offering a variety of perspectives and arich interplay of ideas
  • Contains information from survey research describing actualfinancial practices of firms

This valuable resource takes a practical approach to capitalstructure by discussing why various theories make sense and howfirms use them to solve problems and create wealth. In the wake ofthe recent financial crisis, the insights found here are essentialto excelling in today's volatile business environment.

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Given the dramatic changes that have recently occurred in theeconomy, including the global financial crisis, the topic ofcapital structure and corporate financing decisions is criticallyimportant. But despite being one of the most highly researchedtopics in finance, many questions within this area still exist.

That is why Capital Structure and Corporate Financing Decisions,part of the Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance, has been created.Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, this bookcontains detailed discussions of essential capital structurecomponents; key financial theories as well as empirical support forthem; and practices involving corporate financial policies,strategies, and choices. Along the way, the book emphasizes how asound capital structure can simultaneously reduce a firm's cost ofcapital and increase value to shareholders.

With chapters from leading academics and researchers from aroundthe world, this reliable resource provides a synthesis of thecurrent state of capital structure and puts a firm's financingdecisions in perspective. Divided into four comprehensive parts, itskillfully:

  • Examines the factors influencing capital structure decisions aswell as the interactions among capital structure, strategy, firmrisk, returns, and compensation

  • Highlights the key issues involved in capital structurechoice

  • Explores the various aspects of raising capital, including bankrelationships and collateralization, rating agencies and creditinsurances, secured finance, and sale and leasebacks

  • Discusses special topics involving financial distress, thelease-versus-buy decision, private investment in public equity, andfinancing mergers and acquisitions

While questions still remain on how firms should determine theirfinancing mix, extensive empirical and theoretical evidence isavailable to help you unravel the capital structure puzzle. Thistimely guide contains a wealth of information that will allow youto understand the factors that influence capital structure andfinancing decisions, and put you in a better position toeffectively use these insights in real-world situations.

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The Robert W. Kolb Series in Finance is an unparalleled sourceof information dedicated to the most important issues in modernfinance. Each book focuses on a specific topic in the field offinance and contains contributed chapters from both respectedacademics and experienced financial professionals. As part of theRobert W. Kolb Series in Finance, Capital Structure and CorporateFinancing Decisions contains comprehensive insights on a majoraspect of financial management—how capital structure andfinancing decisions contribute to maximizing the value of afirm.

While determining the precise financing mix to achieve this goalcan be difficult, firms need to revisit their portfolio of debt,equity, and hybrid securities to successfully finance assets,operations, and future growth. That is why becoming familiar withthis subject is essential.

Divided into four comprehensive parts, this timely guidecontains detailed coverage that extends from the basic componentsof capital structure and existing theories to their application inan increasingly complex business world. Page by page, the bookaddresses topics that will put you in a better position to excel atthis endeavor, including how corporate managers make financingdecisions in practice; the economic, regulatory, and industryeffects on capital structure; and the various aspects of raisingcapital to name a few.

Sound capital structure and informed financing decisions canlead to a reduction in a firm's cost of capital and an increase inshareholder value. Developing the critical skills required to makethese decisions takes time, but with this book as your guide, youwill gain a firm understanding of what you will need tosucceed.

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