The Handbook of Financing Growth: Strategies, Capital Structure, and M&A Transactions, 2nd Edition
"Once again, Kenneth Marks and company have hit the mark with a
comprehensive analysis of corporate and commercial finance, which
is both readable and up-to-date. This book is a must for any
entrepreneur, middle-market company CFO, or graduate student
looking for a thorough presentation of real world financial
solutions. I highly recommend it."
—Barry D. Yelton, Senior Vice President and Region Manager, Federal National Payables, Inc.
"This is a valuable tool to anyone raising capital. I've seen
firsthand how the current environment is filled with dead ends for
those seeking to grow their business. Having a blueprint for the
process will save time and resources; two things any growth company
can ill afford to spend. By looking at the process and explaining
the various components of how capital forms, the authors provide
necessary insight toward a productive effort. Anyone considering a
capital raise should embark on that journey with this
—Christopher Gaertner, Head of Technology Investment Banking, Managing Director, Merrill Lynch
"All principals involved in financing their growth should keep a
copy of this book handy and refer to it frequently for guidance. It
provides clear guidelines and case studies that can be used by any
of the 27 million firms in the U.S. that want to grow."
—James F. Smith, PhD, Chief Economist, Parsec Financial Management
"Ken Marks and team have done a great service here to top
management of middle-market companies, their advisors, as well as
the investment community in understanding growth financing. This
book is a perfect combination of being comprehensive (the glossary
alone contains over 650 terms) yet very understandable. Too bad
that more books written on this subject aren't written the way this
—Bob Grabill, President and CEO, Chief Executive Network
"I am enthusiastic about this Second Edition of The Handbook of
Financing Growth. The authors have updated chapters throughout and
introduced a very useful, 'new project leadership' tool in Chapter
2. I can't imagine a more complete business financing guide. And,
because of the tremendous amount of business wisdom contained
herein, this book is valuable for its general business planning
guidance alone. Highly recommended; a copy belongs in every
—Peter Pflasterer, entrepreneur and founder, JPS Communications, Inc.
"Considering the many financing challenges in the midst of our
global recession, as a leading trade association for M&A
professionals, we believe the new edition of The Handbook of
Financing Growth is essential reading for any business owner,
advisor, or investor. This ambitious sharing of 'hands on'
experiences will surely prove to be very rewarding for any decision
maker in the private capital marketplace today!"
—Michael R. Nall, CPA, CM & AA, and founder, Alliance of M&A Advisors