Testimonals - Investment Banking Book

Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions


Praise for Investment Banking - Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions

Investment Banking Book

"This book will surely become an indispensable guide to the art of buyout and M&A valuation, for the experienced investment practitioner as well as for the non-professional seeking to learn the mysteries of valuation."

  • David M. Rubenstein
    Co-Founder and Co-CEO, The Carlyle Group

"Investment Banking provides a highly practical and relevant guide to the valuation analysis at the core of investment banking, private equity, and corporate finance. Mastery of these essential skills is fundamental for any role in transaction-related finance. This book will become a fixture on every finance professional's bookshelf."

  • Thomas H. Lee
    President, Lee Equity Partners, LLC
    Founder, Thomas H. Lee Capital Management, LLC

"The two Joshes present corporate finance in a broad, yet detailed framework for understanding valuation, balance sheets, and business combinations. As such, their book is an essential resource for understanding complex businesses and capital structures whether you are on the buy-side or sell-side."

  • Mitchell R. Julis
    Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Canyon Partners, LLC

"As a new generation of students prepare to enter Wall Street, a sound technical foundation is more essential now than ever. Rosenbaum and Pearl have drawn from their broad deal experience and extensive network to create the best valuation and deal guidebook in the world."

  • Alan C. "Ace" Greenberg
    Vice Chairman Emeritus, JP Morgan Chase & Co.
    Former CEO ('78-'93) and Chairman of the Board ('85-'01), Bear Stearns
    Author, The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns and Memos from the Chairman

"Investment banking requires a skill set that combines both art and science. While numerous textbooks provide students with the core principles of financial economics, the rich institutional considerations that are essential on Wall Street are not well documented. This book represents an important step in filling this gap."

  • Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff
    Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School
    Coauthor, Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook

"Valuation is the key to any transaction. Investment Banking provides specific step-by-step valuation procedures for LBO and M&A transactions, with lots of diagrams and numerical examples."

  • Roger G. Ibbotson
    Professor in the Practice of Finance, Yale School of Management
    Chairman and CIO, Zebra Capital Management, LLC
    Founder and Advisor, Ibbotson Associates, a Morningstar Company

"Investment Banking provides fresh insight and perspective to valuation analysis, the basis for every great trade and winning deal on Wall Street. The book is written from the perspective of practitioners, setting it apart from other texts."

  • Gregory Zuckerman
    Special Writer, The Wall Street Journal
    Author, The Greatest Trade Ever

"Investment Banking is the best resource for helping bridge students from the academic world of finance to the real world of Wall Street. It is core reading material for all my finance courses and a must-read for students looking to break into the ultra-competitive world of professional finance."

  • David Haeberle
    Peterson Faculty Fellow in Investment Banking,
    Indiana University Kelley School of Business

"Rosenbaum and Pearl have written the ultimate nuts-and-bolts guide for valuation. It is the book that every business student should study and every investment banker should use."

  • Steven M. Davidoff
    Associate Professor, The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
    The Deal Professor, The New York Times

"Navigating the treacherous waters around Wall Street has never been easy. That is especially true in the wake of the recent financial crisis. But thanks to the two Joshes, aspiring bankers can get all their questions answered right here!"

  • William D. Cohan
    Columnist, Bloomberg View
    Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair
    Author, Money and Power, House of Cards, and The Last Tycoons
Upated with Additional M&A Chapter - 100+ New Pages