A professionally packaged, well-written guide for people involved in financial decisions.

The Decision-Maker's Guide to Long-Term Financing


A handy, deskside reference on various types of corporate financing.

Long-term financing can have enormous implications in the business world, yet many entrepreneurs and business managers without financial backgrounds are likely to be ignorant of it. Debut author Ohle, head of her own financial advisory firm, offers a thorough introduction to three key forms: equity, debt, and subordinate financing. The book begins by demonstrating by example “how various financial instruments can come together to produce a beneficial outcome.” This sets the stage for definitional text that explains in concise terms the meanings of everything from “balance sheet” to “Initial Public Offering.” It discusses the three main long-term financing areas in considerable detail and in separate chapters; one chapter, for example, covers stages of equity financing, the differences between common shares and preferred shares, strategic investors and financial investors, and private placement and public offering. It also covers shareholder agreements, exit alternatives, funding arrangements, valuation, and more. Managers looking for a practical road map will find the closing chapter, “Mechanics of a Financing Transaction,” to be particularly beneficial; it provides advice about what “financing routes to pursue” and how to structure an effective presentation for an investment or lending opportunity. Ohle effectively augments the text with a number of case studies, drawn from her own experience, that illustrate various financial transactions. Definitions and “insider tips” pepper the text, and charts abound; appendices contain helpful checklists and references. Although some of the content is occasionally technical, such as a detailed statistical explanation of “return calculations,” the book is blissfully brief, mostly streamlining a complex topic and rendering it comprehensible. Overall, this authoritative, handsome book should be a valuable financial reference for any business manager.

A professionally packaged, well-written guide for people involved in financial decisions. 

Pub Date: May 16, 2014

ISBN: 978-0-9936840-0-5

Page Count: 120

Publisher: Twig Energy Incorporated

Review Posted Online: Aug. 12, 2015

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 15, 2015

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This is not the Nutcracker sweet, as passed on by Tchaikovsky and Marius Petipa. No, this is the original Hoffmann tale of 1816, in which the froth of Christmas revelry occasionally parts to let the dark underside of childhood fantasies and fears peek through. The boundaries between dream and reality fade, just as Godfather Drosselmeier, the Nutcracker's creator, is seen as alternately sinister and jolly. And Italian artist Roberto Innocenti gives an errily realistic air to Marie's dreams, in richly detailed illustrations touched by a mysterious light. A beautiful version of this classic tale, which will captivate adults and children alike. (Nutcracker; $35.00; Oct. 28, 1996; 136 pp.; 0-15-100227-4)

Pub Date: Oct. 28, 1996

ISBN: 0-15-100227-4

Page Count: 136

Publisher: Harcourt

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 15, 1996

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An extravaganza in Bemelmans' inimitable vein, but written almost dead pan, with sly, amusing, sometimes biting undertones, breaking through. For Bemelmans was "the man who came to cocktails". And his hostess was Lady Mendl (Elsie de Wolfe), arbiter of American decorating taste over a generation. Lady Mendl was an incredible person,- self-made in proper American tradition on the one hand, for she had been haunted by the poverty of her childhood, and the years of struggle up from its ugliness,- until she became synonymous with the exotic, exquisite, worshipper at beauty's whrine. Bemelmans draws a portrait in extremes, through apt descriptions, through hilarious anecdote, through surprisingly sympathetic and understanding bits of appreciation. The scene shifts from Hollywood to the home she loved the best in Versailles. One meets in passing a vast roster of famous figures of the international and artistic set. And always one feels Bemelmans, slightly offstage, observing, recording, commenting, illustrated.

Pub Date: Feb. 23, 1955

ISBN: 0670717797

Page Count: -

Publisher: Viking

Review Posted Online: Oct. 25, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1955

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