A solid foundation for those looking to achieve lasting business growth In today's competitive business environment, companies must find innovative ways to enable rapid and sustainable growth. Corporate Finance equips readers with the foundational knowledge and tools for making smart business decisions and formulating strategies to maximize company value. It covers everything from managing relationships between stakeholders to evaluating mergers and acquisitions bids as well as the companies behind them. Through extensive use of real-world examples, readers will gain critical insight on: selecting, evaluating, and interpreting corporate financial data; evaluating projects and allocating funds in ways that increase corporate value; and best practices, tools, and strategies in use in modern corporate financial management. Michelle R. Clayman, CFA, is founder, Managing Partner, and Chief Investment Officer of New Amsterdam Partners LLC, an institutional money management firm in New York City. Martin S. Fridson, CFA, is CEO of FridsonVision LLC in New York City and is known for his innovative work in credit analysis and investment strategy. George H. Troughton, PhD, CFA, is Professor Emeritus of Finance at California State University, Chico. CFA Institute (Charlottesville, VA) is the premier association for investment professionals around the world, with more than 83,000 members in 129 countries. Since 1963, the organization has developed and administered the renowned Chartered Financial Analyst® Program. With a rich history of leading the investment profession, CFA Institute has set the highest standards in ethics, education, and professional excellence within the global investment community and is the foremost authority on investment profession conduct and practice.