1 Presentation by Adam Reinebach, Thomson Venture Economics, “Private Equity State of the Market 2004,” M&A Conference and Private Equity Forum, Association of Corporate Growth, May 27, 2004, McLean, Virginia.
2 Aswath Damodaran, Applied Corporate Finance, 2nd ed. (New York: John Wiley & Sons, 2006).

CHAPTER 2 Planning and Alignment

1 Michael E. Porter, On Competition (Boston: Harvard Business Review Books, 1998).
2 Neil C. Churchill and Virginia L. Lewis, “The Five Stages of Small Business Growth,” Harvard Business Review, May-June 1983, 7.
3 Adapted from Joseph C. Picken and Gregory G. Dess, Mission Critical: The 7 Strategic Traps That Derail Even the Smartest Companies (Burr Ridge, IL: Irwin Professional Publishing, 1997).
4 Advanced Business Valuation, Essential Software Corporation, version 4 (1995), 5-4.
5 Loraine MacDonald, “Valuation of Private vs. Public Firms,” July 3, 2001,,4621,290784,00.html.

CHAPTER 3 Acquisitions, Recapitalizations, and Exits

1 David B. Jemison and Philippe C. Haspeslagh, Managing Acquisitions: Creating Value Through Corporate Renewal, first ed. (Free Press, April 1, 1991).
2 “Cisco’s Old New Acquisition Strategy,”, April 17, 2008.

CHAPTER 4 Capital Structure and Financing Strategy

1 Roy L. Simerly and Mingfang Li, “Re-thinking the Capital Structure Decision,” Business Quest: A Journal of Applied Topics in Business and Economics, 2002. Roy L. Simerly is a professor of management at East Carolina ...

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