Case Studies in Finance - Managing for Corporate Value Creation - 4th Edition
Part 1 Setting Some Themes
1-Warren E. Buffet, 1995
To think like an investor

2-The Fidelity Magellan Fund, 1995
Market efficiency

3-Jeanne Mockard, At Putnam Investments
Oppurtunity Cost

4-Ben & Jerry's Homemade, Inc.
Value creation and governance

5-The Battle for Value:  Federal Express Corporation vs United Parcel Service of America, Inc. (Abridged)
Value creation and economic profit


Part 2 Financial Analysis and Forecasting
6-The Financial Detective, 1996
Ratio Analysis

7-The Body Shop International PLC 2001:  An introduction to Financial Modeling
Introduction to forecasting

8-Padgett Paper Products Company
Analysis of growth and bank forecasting

9-Kota Fibres, LTD
Forecasting seasonal financial needs

10-Deutsche Brauerei
Forecasting and policies regarding growth

11-Servervault: "Reliable, Secure, and Wicked Fast"
"Burn rate" of the high-growth firm


Part 3 Estimating the Cost of Capital
12-Best Practices in Estimating the Cost of Capital: Survey and Synthesis
Estimating the cost of capital

13-Nike, Inc.: Cost of Capital
Cost of capital for the firm

14-Coke vs. Pepsi, 2001
Cost of capital and EVA for competitors

15-Teletech Corporation, 1996
Business segments and risk-return trade-offs

16-Paginas Amarelas
Estimating discount rates for emerging markets

Part 4 Capital Budgeting and Resource Allocation
17-The Investment Detective
Investment criteria and discounted cash flow

18-Fonderia Di Torino S.P.A.
Analysis of an automation investment

19-Diamond Chamicals PLC (A), The Merseyside Project
Relevant cash flows

20-Diamond Chemicals PLC (B), Merseyside and Rotterdam Projects
Mutually exclusive investment oppurtunities

21-Genzyme/Geltex Pharmaceuticals Joint Venture
Staged versus up-front investing

22-Euroland Foods S.A.
Strategic resource allocation

23-Star River Electronics LTD
Capital project analysis and forecasting

Part 5 Management of the Firm's Equity: Dividends, Repurchases, Initial Offerings
24-Eastboro Machine Tools Corporation
Dividend and stock buyback decisions

25-Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette 1995 (Abridged)
Initial public offering for a mature firm

26-eBay Inc. (A)
Initial public offering for a young firm

27-Planet Copias & Imagem
Financing the early-stage high-growth firm

Part 6 Management of the Corporate Capital Structure
28-An Introduction to Debt Policy and Value
Effects of debt tax shields

29-Structuring Corporate Financial Policy: Diagnosis of Problems and Evaluation of Strategies
Concepts in setting financial policy

30-MCI Communications Corp.:  Capital Structure Theory
Leveraged restructuring

31-Polaroid Corporation, 1996
Financial flexibility

32-Rosario Acero S.A.
Choice between debt and equity financing

33-Threshold Sports LLC
Capital acquisition for the young firm

Part 7 Analysis of Financing Tactics:  Leases, Options, and Foreign Currency
34-Merton Electronics Corporation
Hedging foreign currency cash flows

35-National Railroad Passenger Corporation ("Amtrak"): Acela Financing
Evaluating a lease financing proposal

36-Corning Inc.: Zero-Coupon Convertible Debentures Due November 8, 2015 (A)
Convertible bond valuation and financing

37-Enron Corporation's Weather Derivatives (A)
Financial innovation for risk management

Part 8 Valuing the Enterprise:  Acquisitions and Buyouts
38-Rocky Mountain Advanced Genome Inc. (RMAG)
Evaluating terminal values

39-Yeats Valves and Controls Inc.
Valuing the enterprise for sale

40-Chrysler Corporation:  Negotiations Between Daimler and Chrysler
Negotiating a complex cross-border merger

41-Palamon Capital Partners / Teamsystem S.P.A.
Valuing a private equity investment

42-General Mills' Acquisition of Pillsbury from Diageo PLC
Evaluating a contingent value right

43-Printicomm's Proposed Acquisition of Digitech Negotiating Price and Form of Payment
Evaluating an earnout-proposal

44-Structuring Repsol's Acquisition of YPF S.A. (A)
Financing a cross-border hostile tender offer

45-Hostile Takeovers:  A Primer for the Decision Maker
Contests for control

46-The Hilton-ITT Wars
Setting bidders strategy for takeovers