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Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations
Mergers: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It
The Risk Management Process: Business Strategy and Tactics
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Master the basics and intricacies of quant and high-frequency trading with the latest edition of this accessible and widely-read guide

In the newly revised third edition of Inside the Black Box: A Simple Guide to Systematic Investing, veteran practitioner and investor Rishi K Narang delivers another insightful discussion of how quantitative and algorithmic trading strategies work in non-mathematical terms. As with prior editions, this third edition is full of timeless concepts and timely updates. Supplemented by compelling anecdotes and real-world stories, the book explains the most relevant developments in the discipline since the publication of the second edition in 2013.

You'll find out about the explosion in machine learning for alphas, signal mixing, data extraction, and execution, as well as the proliferation of alt data and a discussion of how to use it appropriately. You'll also discover:

  • Updated discussions of approaches to research
  • Newer and more effective approaches to portfolio optimization
  • The frontiers of quantitative investing

An essential and accessible treatment of a complicated and of-the-moment topic, Inside the Black Box remains the gold standard for non-mathematicians seeking to understand the ins and outs of one of the most fascinating and lucrative trading strategies, as well as quants from disciplines outside of finance looking for a conceptual framework on which to build profitable systematic trading strategies.

LanguageEnglish
PublisherWiley
Release dateNov 6, 2015
Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations
Mergers: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It
The Risk Management Process: Business Strategy and Tactics

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  • The Risk Management Process: Business Strategy and Tactics

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    The Risk Management Process: Business Strategy and Tactics
    The Risk Management Process: Business Strategy and Tactics

    Integrates essential risk management practices with practical corporate business strategies Focusing on educating readers on how to integrate risk management with corporate business strategy-not just on hedging practices-The Risk Management Process is the first financial risk management book that combines a detailed, big picture discussion of firm-wide risk management with a comprehensive discussion of derivatives-based hedging strategies and tactics. An essential component of any corporate business strategy today, risk management has become a mainstream business process at the highest level of the world's largest financial institutions, corporations, and investment management groups. Addressing the need for a well-balanced book on the subject, respected leader and teacher on the subject Christopher Culp has produced a well-balanced, comprehensive reference text for a broad audience of financial institutions and agents, nonfinancial corporations, and institutional investors.

  • Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations

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    Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations
    Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations

    Praise for Private Equity "Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations is an invaluable guide to understanding the world of private equity investing. Harry Cendrowski and his colleagues have drawn on their extensive experience and expertise to produce a book that is remarkably comprehensive and authoritative." —Robert Larson, Chairman, Lazard Real Estate Partners LLC and Larson Realty Group Managing Director, Lazard Alternative Investments "Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations is an essential text for any business/finance professional's library. Applicable to both seasoned private equity gurus and students of the industry, its in-depth analysis of 'Best Practices' is well researched and clearly written." —William Campbell, Managing Director, W.Y. Campbell & Company "This is an interesting and very well-written book. It not only clearly describes the history and techniques of private equity investing, it also provides a thorough examination of the rarely appreciated relationships among internal control design and operation, corporate governance and sound investment decision-making and management. It is an important contribution to the literature of finance." —Barry Epstein, PhD, CPA, Partner, Russell Novak & Company, LLP, and author of Wiley GAAP 2008, The Handbook of Accounting and Auditing, and Wiley IFRS 2008 "Harry Cendrowski really hits a homerun with his newest book about the private equity (PE) industry. A definitive, authoritative text on the subject, it answered all my questions, plus some, and gave me a complete frame of reference where I now feel well informed on PE. I would recommend this book to anyone connected to the PE industry, business advisors, academics, and business owners." —Parnell Black, MBA, CPA, CVA, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (NACVA) "The timing could not be better to learn more about the current best practices and governance in the world of private equity. What was once an exclusive asset class reserved for the largest, most sophisticated investors has now become a mainstream alternative investment option for investors of all sizes. Still, many investors do not fully understand how the business works. Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations endows its readers with an A-to-Z education on this emerging asset class, irrespective of their previous experiences." —Maribeth S. Rahe, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fort Washington Investment Advisors, Inc. & Fort Washington Capital Partners "As a private equity practitioner in the financial services space, I found this book to be a comprehensive-and comprehendible-resource covering all relevant aspects of the business of private equity. This book provides valuable 'how-to's' for improving the likelihood of having successful portfolio companies, with successful exits. Furthermore, both veteran and prospective PE investors now have a resource available to help them screen PE opportunities that best fit with their risk and return objectives." —Scott B. McCallum, Principal, Resource Financial Institutions Group, Inc. "For years, private equity has been a misunderstood asset class. Harry Cendrowski's book defines private equity in clear, concise terms. Anyone in the financial world will benefit from the insights, guidelines, and experiences detailed in Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations." —Bob Clone, Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternative Investments Division, Michigan Department of Treasury

  • Mergers: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It

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    Mergers: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It
    Mergers: What Can Go Wrong and How to Prevent It

    A powerful guide for seeking out the best acquisition and merger targets As increasingly more companies look to mergers and acquisitions (M&As) as a source of new growth and revenue, there is an even greater chance that these M&As will go bad. This insightful guide focuses on one of the most often debated and key issues in mergers and acquisitions-why some deals fail miserably and why others prosper. It provides a complete road map for what potential buyers should look for when picking a target and what characteristics of sellers they should steer clear of, as well as pitfalls to avoid during the M&A process. Real-world examples are provided of high-profile failures-Quaker Oats, United Airlines, Sears, and Mattel-and high-profile successes-General Electric and Cisco. Patrick A. Gaughan (New York, NY) is President of Economatrix Research Associates and a professor of Economics and Finance at the College of Business, Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is actively engaged in the practice of business valuations for mergers and acquisitions, as well as other related applications.

  • Equity Derivatives: Theory and Applications

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    Equity Derivatives: Theory and Applications
    Equity Derivatives: Theory and Applications

    Written by the quantitative research team of Deutsche Bank, the world leader in innovative equity derivative transactions, this book acquaints readers with leading-edge thinking in modeling and hedging these transactions. Equity Derivatives offers a balanced, integrated presentation of theory and practice in equity derivative markets. It provides a theoretical treatment of each new modeling and hedging concept first, and then demonstrates their practical application. The book covers: the newest and fastest-growing class of derivative instruments, fund derivatives; cutting-edge developments in equity derivative modeling; new developments in correlation modeling and understanding volatility skews; and new Web-based implementation/delivery methods. Marcus Overhaus, PhD, Andrew Ferraris, DPhil, Thomas Knudsen, PhD, Frank Mao, PhD, Ross Milward, Laurent Nguyen-Ngoc, PhD, and Gero Schindlmayr, PhD, are members of the Quantitative Research team of Deutsche Bank's Global Equity Division, which is based in London and headed by Dr. Overhaus.

  • Asian Financial Statement Analysis: Detecting Financial Irregularities

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    Asian Financial Statement Analysis: Detecting Financial Irregularities
    Asian Financial Statement Analysis: Detecting Financial Irregularities

    Gain a deeper understanding of Asian financial reporting and how to detect irregularities The Asian region, and particularly China, is becoming a hotbed of investment activity. There have been quite a few accounting scandals in Asia in the recent years – now rivaling those we have seen in the Americas and Europe. Assessing potential or active overseas investments requires reliance on financial statements, the full parameters of which may vary from region to region. To effectively analyze statements, it is necessary to first understand the framework underlying these financial statements and then lay out a protocol for detecting irregularities. It's impossible to create and implement a practical plan without a deeper knowledge of the various factors at play. Asian Statement Analysis: Detecting Financial Irregularities provides a framework for analysis that makes irregularities stand out. Authors Chin Hwee Tan and Thomas R. Robinson discuss international financial reporting standards, including characteristics particular to the Asian region. Tan and Robinson's combined background in academia and Asian finance give them a multi-modal perspective and position them as top authorities on the topic. In the book, they address issues such as: Detection of irregularities independent of particular accounting rules The most common irregularities in the Asian market Similarities and differences between U.S. and Asian accounting techniques An overarching framework for irregularity detection The book uses real-world examples to illustrate the concepts presented, with the focus on Asian companies. As the first ever in-depth study on manipulation and irregularities in the Asian market, Asian Financial Statement Analysis: Detecting Financial Irregularities is uniquely positioned to be a valuable resource in the move toward the next phase of global reporting standards.

  • Business Exit Planning: Options, Value Enhancement, and Transaction Management for Business Owners

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    Business Exit Planning: Options, Value Enhancement, and Transaction Management for Business Owners
    Business Exit Planning: Options, Value Enhancement, and Transaction Management for Business Owners

    The most viable exit strategies for owners of mid-sized companies For many business owners, cashing out of a business is a lifelong dream. For some, exiting a business can be a nightmare. Business Exit Planning: Options, Value Enhancement, and Transaction Management for Business Owners provides a comprehensive view of what every business owner needs to know to plan and execute a business exit. The book Includes 30 relevant mini-case studies on business exit planning and transaction management, as well as a glossary of frequently used technical terms Details options for those owners who no longer want to be active in the business, as well as for those who want to remain invested Covers a wide range of topics related to business exit planning and transaction management, including IPO, MBO, refinancing, ESOPs, building an exit team, business plan and valuation, due diligence, and estate planning Regardless of whether a business owner seeks an immediate exit or a staged exit over time, Business Exit Planning provides a comprehensive strategy and road map to define exit-related objectives.

  • Quantitative Methods in Derivatives Pricing: An Introduction to Computational Finance

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    Quantitative Methods in Derivatives Pricing: An Introduction to Computational Finance
    Quantitative Methods in Derivatives Pricing: An Introduction to Computational Finance

    This book presents a cogent description of the main methodologies used in derivatives pricing. Starting with a summary of the elements of Stochastic Calculus, Quantitative Methods in Derivatives Pricing develops the fundamental tools of financial engineering, such as scenario generation, simulation for European instruments, simulation for American instruments, and finite differences in an intuitive and practical manner, with an abundance of practical examples and case studies. Intended primarily as an introductory graduate textbook in computational finance, this book will also serve as a reference for practitioners seeking basic information on alternative pricing methodologies. Domingo Tavella is President of Octanti Associates, a consulting firm in risk management and financial systems design. He is the founder and chief editor of the Journal of Computational Finance and has pioneered the application of advanced numerical techniques in pricing and risk analysis in the financial and insurance industries. Tavella coauthored Pricing Financial Instruments: The Finite Difference Method. He holds a PhD in aeronautical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA in finance from the University of California at Berkeley.

  • Financial Modeling Using Excel and VBA

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    Financial Modeling Using Excel and VBA
    Financial Modeling Using Excel and VBA

    Comprehensive instruction on developing real-world financial models This book, designed for self-study, classroom use, and reference, presents a com-prehensive approach to developing simple to sophisticated financial models in all major areas of finance. The approach is based on the author's 20 years of experience of developing such models in the business world and teaching a popular MBA class in financial modeling. The book assumes only basic knowledge of Excel and teaches all advanced features of Excel and VBA from scratch using a unique simple method. A companion CD includes all working versions of all the models presented in the book and additional useful reference material. Chandan Sengupta (White Plains, NY) teaches finance in the MBA program at Fordham University's Graduate School of Business. Formerly, he was vice president of the Chase Manhattan Bank for eight years and senior financial advisor for Mobil Corporation for 10 years. He is also the author of The Only Proven Road to Investment Success (0-471-44307-7).

  • Risk Budgeting: Portfolio Problem Solving with Value-at-Risk

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    Risk Budgeting: Portfolio Problem Solving with Value-at-Risk
    Risk Budgeting: Portfolio Problem Solving with Value-at-Risk

    Covers the hottest topic in investment for multitrillion pension market and institutional investors Institutional investors and fund managers understand they must take risks to generate superior investment returns, but the question is how much. Enter the concept of risk budgeting, using quantitative risks measurements, including VaR, to solve the problem. VaR, or value at risk, is a concept first introduced by bank dealers to establish parameters for their market short-term risk exposure. This book introduces VaR, extreme VaR, and stress-testing risk measurement techniques to major institutional investors, and shows them how they can implement formal risk budgeting to more efficiently manage their investment portfolios. Risk Budgeting is the most sophisticated and advanced read on the subject out there in the market.

  • Financial Simulation Modeling in Excel: A Step-by-Step Guide

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    Financial Simulation Modeling in Excel: A Step-by-Step Guide
    Financial Simulation Modeling in Excel: A Step-by-Step Guide

    "I've worked with simulation in business for over 20 years, and Allman really nails it with this book. I admit that I own his previous book on structured finance cash flows, but I was surprised by what I found in here. He addresses the fundamental questions of how decision makers react to simulations and his read was very much in accordance with what I've experienced myself. When it came to the nuts and bolts of describing the different types of simulation analysis the book becomes incredibly detailed. There is working code and models for a fantastic array of the most common simulation problems. If you're so inclined, the book very carefully steps through the tricky math needed to really understand the theory behind stochastic modeling in finance. If you're preparing models that include any kind of randomization or stochastic modeling component, this book is a must-read, a tremendous value and time-saver." — David Brode of The Brode Group A practical guide to understanding and implementing financial simulation modeling As simulation techniques become more popular among the financial community and a variety of sub-industries, a thorough understanding of theory and implementation is critical for practitioners involved in portfolio management, risk management, pricing, and capital budgeting. Financial Simulation Modeling in Excel contains the information you need to make the most informed decisions possible in your professional endeavors. Financial Simulation Modeling in Excel contains a practical, hands-on approach to learning complex financial simulation methodologies using Excel and VBA as a medium. Crafted in an easy to understand format, this book is suitable for anyone with a basic understanding of finance and Excel. Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, each chapter takes you through the theory behind a simulation topic and the implementation of that same topic in Excel/VBA in a step-by-step manner. Organized in an easy-to-follow fashion, this guide effectively walks you through the process of creating and implementing risk models in Excel A companion website contains all the Excel models risk experts and quantitative analysts need to practice and confirm their results as they progress Keith Allman is the author of other successful modeling books, including Corporate Valuation Modeling and Modeling Structured Finance Cash Flows with Microsoft Excel Created for those with some background in finance and experience in Excel, this reliable resource shows you how to effectively perform sound financial simulation modeling, even if you've yet to do extensive modeling up to this point in your professional or academic career.

  • How to Create and Manage a Hedge Fund: A Professional's Guide

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    How to Create and Manage a Hedge Fund: A Professional's Guide
    How to Create and Manage a Hedge Fund: A Professional's Guide

    Includes trading examples that illustrate points about risk management and leverage. Presents all the practical knowledge necessary to run a leveraged investment company. Non-technical explanations brings an element of transparency to a part of the investment world often thought of as difficult to understand.

  • Securitization: Structuring and Investment Analysis

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    Securitization: Structuring and Investment Analysis
    Securitization: Structuring and Investment Analysis

    A complete guide to securitization. * Analyzes leases, tax liens, and other new securitization markets developing globally. * Contains exercises and examples taken from real transactions. * Companion CD-ROM includes calculation tools and examples, data for models, ongoing updates on models, and Q&A with authors to address complex securitization questions.

  • International Applications of U.S. Income Tax Law: Inbound and Outbound Transactions

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    International Applications of U.S. Income Tax Law: Inbound and Outbound Transactions
    International Applications of U.S. Income Tax Law: Inbound and Outbound Transactions

    A clear, concise explanation of United States tax law’s international aspects In tackling a sometimes thorny set of laws and treaties, international tax expert Ernest Larkins emphasizes their economic effects, showing how to avoid hazards while reaping rewards which often go ignored. Coverage includes: Special issues arising when a foreign person invests in U.S. real estate, as well as the best structures for holding such real estate What a controlled foreign corporation is and what consequences result from this status Acceptable transfer pricing methods and what penalties apply when taxpayers do not follow arm’s-length principles International Applications of U.S. Income Tax Law also contains many useful tools which allow readers to build understanding through practice, as well as formulate and solve the complex problems international taxes can present. Order your copy today!

  • Investor's Guide to Loss Recovery: Rights, Mediation, Arbitration, and other Strategies

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    Investor's Guide to Loss Recovery: Rights, Mediation, Arbitration, and other Strategies
    Investor's Guide to Loss Recovery: Rights, Mediation, Arbitration, and other Strategies

    Essential guidance for recovery of lost assets through arbitration, mediation and other forms of conflict resolution Since the discovery of the Madoff fraud and investment scandals associated with the global credit crisis, investors have become aware that they can fight back and demand both justice and monetary recovery. To date, the only reliable resources on securities arbitration have been either sensationalized accounts of how to sue Wall Street or legal references, which provide no practical application. Filled with expert guidance showing investors how arbitration works, Investor's Guide to Loss Recovery fills that gap by providing a focus on all of the investor's options when a conflict arises. Includes charts showing the major areas of litigation as well as empirical evidence of enhanced awareness of investment misconduct Proprietary research by the author, demonstrating arbitration results Analysis on how newly enacted regulatory reforms will impact the process and options for financial fraud victims Personal interviews with securities attorneys, experts and investors Detailed scripts of initial attorney interviews, mediation and arbitration New financial regulations are impacting the options available to investors looking to recover assets. Investor's Guide to Loss Recovery is must-have reading for every investor, financial advisor, and attorney.

  • The Portable Financial Analyst: What Practitioners Need to Know

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    The Portable Financial Analyst: What Practitioners Need to Know
    The Portable Financial Analyst: What Practitioners Need to Know

    Financial professionals are faced with increasingly technical topics that are theoretically complicated but practically necessary in determining the trade-off between risk and return. The Portable Financial Analyst, Second Edition is a unique collection of essays that address the heart of every analyst's and investor's dilemma: how to make decisions in the face of unknown forces and how to assert some control over the outcome

  • Credit Risk Measurement: New Approaches to Value at Risk and Other Paradigms

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    Credit Risk Measurement: New Approaches to Value at Risk and Other Paradigms
    Credit Risk Measurement: New Approaches to Value at Risk and Other Paradigms

    The most cutting-edge read on the pricing, modeling, and management of credit risk available The rise of credit risk measurement and the credit derivatives market started in the early 1990s and has grown ever since. For many professionals, understanding credit risk measurement as a discipline is now more important than ever. Credit Risk Measurement, Second Edition has been fully revised to reflect the latest thinking on credit risk measurement and to provide credit risk professionals with a solid understanding of the alternative approaches to credit risk measurement. This readable guide discusses the latest pricing, modeling, and management techniques available for dealing with credit risk. New chapters highlight the latest generation of credit risk measurement models, including a popular class known as intensity-based models. Credit Risk Measurement, Second Edition also analyzes significant changes in banking regulations that are impacting credit risk measurement at financial institutions. With fresh insights and updated information on the world of credit risk measurement, this book is a must-read reference for all credit risk professionals. Anthony Saunders (New York, NY) is the John M. Schiff Professor of Finance and Chair of the Department of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University. He holds positions on the Board of Academic Consultants of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors as well as the Council of Research Advisors for the Federal National Mortgage Association. He is the editor of the Journal of Banking and Finance and the Journal of Financial Markets, Instruments and Institutions. Linda Allen (New York, NY) is Professor of Finance at Baruch College and Adjunct Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business at New York University. She also is author of Capital Markets and Institutions: A Global View (Wiley: 0471130494). Over the years, financial professionals around the world have looked to the Wiley Finance series and its wide array of bestselling books for the knowledge, insights, and techniques that are essential to success in financial markets. As the pace of change in financial markets and instruments quickens, Wiley Finance continues to respond. With critically acclaimed books by leading thinkers on value investing, risk management, asset allocation, and many other critical subjects, the Wiley Finance series provides the financial community with information they want. Written to provide professionals and individuals with the most current thinking from the best minds in the industry, it is no wonder that the Wiley Finance series is the first and last stop for financial professionals looking to increase their financial expertise.

  • Salomon Smith Barney Guide to Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities

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    Salomon Smith Barney Guide to Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities
    Salomon Smith Barney Guide to Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities

    Mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities are fixed-income securities, like bonds, which derive their return from an underlying mortgage or basket of mortgages, or an asset or basket of assets. This market has increased from about $100 billion in 1980 to over $2.5 trillion today. Filling the void for a new book on fixed-income, Salomon Smith Barney Guide to Mortgage-Backed and Asset-Backed Securities provides a coherent and comprehensive approach to the subject. Featuring material used by the company, this book is an ideal training tool and resource for investment professionals, institutional investors, pension fund investors, and hedge-fund investors. Lakhbir Hayre (New York, NY) is a mortgage officer at Salomon Smith Barney, and their leading expert on mortgage-backed and asset-backed securities. He is a Certified Financial Analyst and a Doctor of Philosophy.

  • A History of Interest Rates

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    A History of Interest Rates
    A History of Interest Rates

    A History of Interest Rates presents a very readable account of interest rate trends and lending practices over four millennia of economic history. Despite the paucity of data prior to the Industrial Revolution, authors Homer and Sylla provide a highly detailed analysis of money markets and borrowing practices in major economies. Underlying the analysis is their assertion that "the free market long-term rates of interest for any industrial nation, properly charted, provide a sort of fever chart of the economic and political health of that nation." Given the enormous volatility of rates in the 20th century, this implies we're living in age of political and economic excesses that are reflected in massive interest rate swings. Gain more insight into this assertion by ordering a copy of this book today.

  • Absolute Returns: The Risk and Opportunities of Hedge Fund Investing

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    Absolute Returns: The Risk and Opportunities of Hedge Fund Investing
    Absolute Returns: The Risk and Opportunities of Hedge Fund Investing

    A practical guide to strategies of hedge fund investing. Hedge fund expert Alexander Ineichen outlines strategies that hedge fund managers use to achieve superior investment performance, particularly in bear markets, when traditional investment strategies do not perform so well, and shows readers how hedge funds might be added to traditional investment portfolios to achieve superior returns. Nontechnical yet sophisticated, Absolute Returns shows investors how to make educated decisions about hedge fund investment--thoroughly explaining the risks as well as the rewards.

  • Middle Market M & A: Handbook for Investment Banking and Business Consulting

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    Middle Market M & A: Handbook for Investment Banking and Business Consulting
    Middle Market M & A: Handbook for Investment Banking and Business Consulting