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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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...



Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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From the national correspondent for PBS's MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour: a moving memoir of her youth in the Deep South and her role in desegregating the Univ. of Georgia. The eldest daughter of an army chaplain, Hunter-Gault was born in what she calls the ``first of many places that I would call `my place' ''—the small village of Due West, tucked away in a remote little corner of South Carolina. While her father served in Korea, Hunter-Gault and her mother moved first to Covington, Georgia, and then to Atlanta. In ``L.A.'' (lovely Atlanta), surrounded by her loving family and a close-knit black community, the author enjoyed a happy childhood participating in activities at church and at school, where her intellectual and leadership abilities soon were noticed by both faculty and peers. In high school, Hunter-Gault found herself studying the ``comic-strip character Brenda Starr as I might have studied a journalism textbook, had there been one.'' Determined to be a journalist, she applied to several colleges—all outside of Georgia, for ``to discourage the possibility that a black student would even think of applying to one of those white schools, the state provided money for black students'' to study out of state. Accepted at Michigan's Wayne State, the author was encouraged by local civil-rights leaders to apply, along with another classmate, to the Univ. of Georgia as well. Her application became a test of changing racial attitudes, as well as of the growing strength of the civil-rights movement in the South, and Gault became a national figure as she braved an onslaught of hostilities and harassment to become the first black woman to attend the university. A remarkably generous, fair-minded account of overcoming some of the biggest, and most intractable, obstacles ever deployed by southern racists. (Photographs—not seen.)

Pub Date: Nov. 1, 1992

ISBN: 0-374-17563-2

Page Count: 192

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Sept. 1, 1992

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