The book Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Valuation: An Excel Based Approach is primarily designed for learners who want to pursue a career in the field of financial management. It is an ideal introductory book for students who are new to the subject. In addition, it is an indispensable reference book for professionals exposed to this field. The book provides a clear and detailed explanation of the theory behind Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). It also discusses in great detail the valuation methodologies used in M&A. Moreover, the financial models for valuation are explained with the help of numerous case studies and practical illustrations. The Excel-based solutions of practical problems given in the book enable learners to upgrade their skill set to the industry standards. Simple language, adequate explanations of theoretical concepts, and practical illustrations make the book a very rich source of practical knowledge in the field of M&A.
Dr. Manu Sharma has more than 12 years of professional experience in various fields in finance, such as investment banking, M&A, financial derivatives and financial engineering, security analysis, and capital market. He has worked in a number of financial organizations including Trudeau & Trudeau Associates and GE Capital International Services. Currently, he is a faculty in the finance department of the University Institute of Applied Management science, Punjab University, India. Dr. Manu Sharma completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from the Punjab University in 1999. He did his MBA (Finance) from the University of Massachusetts, Boston in 2002. He also completed his Doctorate in Finance from the SMC University, Switzerland in 2009. His books include Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Valuation: An Excel Based Approach, Risk Management with Financial Derivatives, and Due Diligence in Private Equity.