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M&A: A Practical Guide to Doing the Deal, 2nd Edition by Jeffrey C. Hooke

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About the Author

Jeff Hooke is a broad-based finance and investment executive with global experience throughout the United States, Europe, and the emerging markets of Latin America and Asia. He has negotiated numerous transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings, mezzanine financings, private equity investments, international bank syndications, corporate valuations, and fairness opinions.

He is a managing director for Focus Securities, a mid-market investment bank in the United States. Previously, Mr. Hooke led deals at the Emerging Markets Partnership, a $5 billion private equity group. He was a principal investment officer of the International Finance Corporation, the $30 billion private sector division of the World Bank. His New York investment banking career covered two major firms, Lehman Brothers and Schroder Wertheim. He began as an investment officer in the private placement department of Metropolitan Life Insurance.

Besides this book, he is the author of three other authoritative books: The Emerging Markets, Security Analysis and Business Valuation on Wall Street, and The Dinosaur among Us: The World Bank and Its Path to Extinction. Barron’s called Security Analysis and Business Valuation on Wall Street “a welcome successor to Graham and Dodd’s Security Analysis,” the seminal work often quoted by Warren Buffett. A portion of the book is required reading for the CFA exam, and the second edition was released in May 2010. Three of Mr. Hooke’s books ...

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