The Art of Capital Restructuring: Creating Shareholder Value through Mergers and Acquisitions

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H. Kent Baker, Halil Kiymaz
Wiley, Apr 22, 2011 - Business & Economics - 696 pages
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The most up-to-date guide on making the right capital restructuring moves

The Art of Capital Restructuring provides a fresh look at the current state of mergers, acquisitions, and corporate restructuring around the world. The dynamic nature of M&As requires an evolving understanding of the field, and this book considers several different forms of physical restructuring such as divestitures as well as financial restructuring, which refers to alterations in the capital structure of the firm.

The Art of Capital Restructuring not only explains the financial aspects of these transactions but also examines legal, regulatory, tax, ethical, social, and behavioral considerations. In addition to this timely information, coverage also includes discussion of basic concepts, motives, strategies, and techniques as well as their application to increasingly complex, real-world situations.

  • Emphasizes best practices that lead to M&A success
  • Contains important and relevant research studies based on recent developments in the field
  • Comprised of contributed chapters from both experienced professionals and academics, offering a variety of perspectives and a rich interplay of ideas

Skillfully blending theory with practice, this book will put you in a better position to make the right decisions with regard to capital restructuring in today's dynamic business world.

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About the author (2011)

H. Kent Baker, PhD, CFA, CMA, is University Professor of Finance and Kogod Research Professor at the Kogod School of Business at American University, Washington, D.C. He has published extensively in leading academic and professional finance journals including the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Financial Analysts Journal, and Journal of Portfolio Management. He has also published more than a dozen books including several corporate finance textbooks. Recognized as one of the most prolific authors in finance during the past 50 years, Professor Baker has consulting and training experience with more than 100 organizations.

Halil Kiymaz is Bank of America Chair and Professor of Finance at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation and has served as a grader for the CFA Institute. Professor Kiymaz maintains an extensive research agenda focusing on everything from international M&As to the financial management of multinationals, and has published more than 50 articles in scholarly and practitioner journals. He is the recipient of several research awards, including the McGraw-Hill Irwin Best Paper Award and Outstanding Research Award at the Global Conference on Business and Finance.

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