Corporate Finance

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This Corporate Finance study guide covers 11 topics in depth. These include Valuation of securities, Investment Appraisal, Capital Structure and more, with multiple subtopics inside each of the main topic areas (see full list of topics below). It has been tailored to cater for Economics students of all levels, from any University and has been specifically designed to improve both, the direction of your coursework research and the efficiency of your exam revision.

  • Introduction to Corporate Finance
  • Valuation of securities
  • Investment Appraisal
    • The investment decision
    • Techniques of capital budgeting (investment appraisal)
    • Discounting Methods of Investment Appraisal
    • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
    • Comparison of NPV & IRR
    • Issues in investment appraisal
    • Handling risk and uncertainty in Investment Appraisal
  • Expected Return and Risk
    • Calculating Returns
    • Risk and Return
    • Portfolio Theory
  • Valuation under Uncertainty: The Capital Asset Pricing Model (CAPM)
    • Risk and Asset pricing
    • Estimation and Empirical Evidence
  • Company Valuation
    • Accounting information
    • Stock Market Valuation
    • Discounted cash-flow valuation
    • Factors affecting valuation
    • International valuation
  • The Efficient Market Hypothesis: Theory and Evidence
    • Introduction
    • Importance of capital market efficiency
    • Forms of market efficiency
    • Summary
    • Implications of the EMH
    • Evidence of capital market efficiency
  • Capital Structure
    • Introduction
    • Corporate taxes and Personal taxes
    • Effects of Bankruptcy
  • Dividend Policy
    • Types of dividend
    • In perfect markets – MM
    • Dividends and taxes
    • Share Repurchases
    • Empirical evidence on Div Policy
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
    • Market reaction to a takeover
    • M&As
    • Estimating merger gains
    • Measuring shareholder wealth effects
    • Theoretical explanations for M&As
    • Anti-takeover defenses
  • Option Pricing
    • The pricing of options
    • Assumptions of the Black-Scholes model

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