The Handbook of Financing Growth: Strategies and Capital Structure (Google eBook)

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John Wiley & Sons, May 31, 2005 - Business & Economics - 496 pages
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An in-depth look at the strategies, capital structure, and fundraising techniques for emerging growth and middle-market companies.

Here is a comprehensive and practical guide to understanding andapplying the basics of corporate finance to emerging growth andmiddle-market companies. Using empirical data and actual companycases to illustrate capital structures and financing approaches,the book provides a detailed discussion of the many fundinginstruments, from traditional bank loans and asset-based financingto different types of private equity and other creative solutions;the types of funding sources and their expected rates of returns;and typical deal terms.


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Strategies and Capital Structure Part Two Case Studies
Strategies and Capital Structure Part Three Financing Source Directory
Strategies and Capital Structure Appendix A Corporate Finance Primer
Strategies and Capital Structure Appendix B Financial Statements
Strategies and Capital Structure Appendix C Discount Rates
Strategies and Capital Structure Appendix D How Fast Can Your Company Afford to Grow?
Strategies and Capital Structure Appendix E Notes about StartUps
Strategies and Capital Structure Glossary
Strategies and Capital Structure Notes
Strategies and Capital Structure Index

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KENNETH H. MARKS is President of an emerging growth subsidiaryof the Raytheon Company, and Managing Director of Marks &Company Inc. (, which provides strategicadvisory and corporate development services. Mr. Marks has beeninvolved as management, advisor, and board member with over a dozenemerging growth and middle-market companies. He is a member of theYoung Presidents Organization (YPO), the founding YPO Sponsor ofthe Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO), RTP, NC, as well as amember of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development, and theAssociation for Corporate Growth. He created and teaches "ManagingEmerging Growth Companies," an MBA elective at the HultInternational Business School in Boston. Mr. Marks obtained his MBAfrom The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

LARRY E. ROBBINS is a founding partner of Wyrick RobbinsYates & Ponton LLP, a premier law firm in North Carolina. Mr.Robbins is a frequent lecturer on the topics of venture capital andcorporate finance. He serves on the boards of directors ofentrepreneurial support organizations, technology tradeassociations, and charitable and arts organizations, and receivedhis BA, MBA, and JD from The University of North Carolina at ChapelHill. Mr. Robbins was also a Morehead Scholar at UNC.

GONZALO FERNÁNDEZ is a retired vice president andcontroller of ITT's telecom business in North Carolina. Subsequentto that, he spent fifteen years working as a finance executive foremerging growth companies. He is a past president of the RaleighChapter of the Institute of Management Accountants. He received hisBA in accounting from Havana University, Cuba, and authored EstadosFinancieros (Financial Statements).

JOHN P.FUNKHOUSER has been a partner with two venture capitalfunds, and has operated as chief executive officer of fourcompanies in a variety of industries, from retail to hightechnology. Mr. Funkhouser worked in commercial banking withChemical Bank of New York, in investment banking with Wheat FirstSecurities, and in venture capital with Hillcrest Group. He has anundergraduate degree from Princeton University and an MBA from theUniversity of Virginia, Darden Graduate School of BusinessAdministration.

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