Principles of Corporate Finance

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Principles of Corporate Finance
Principles of Corporate Finance - bookcover.jpg
Hardcover, 12th edition
Author Richard Brealey, Stewart Myers, Franklin Allen
Country United States
Language English
Series McGraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
Subject Finance
Genre Textbook
Publisher McGraw-Hill/Irwin
Publication date
January 5, 2016 (12th edition)
Media type Print, e-book
Pages 976 pp.
ISBN 978-1259144387
Followed by Fundamentals of Corporate Finance 

Principles of Corporate Finance is a reference work on the corporate finance theory edited by Richard Brealey, Stewart Myers, and Franklin Allen.[1][2] The book is one of the leading texts that describes the theory and practice of corporate finance. It was initially published in October 1980 and now is available in its 13th edition. Principles of Corporate Finance has earned loyalty both as a classroom tool and as a professional reference book.


The book covers a wide range of aspects relevant to corporate finance, illustrated by examples and case studies. The text starts with explaining basic finance concepts of value, risk, and other principles. Then the issues become more and more complex, from project analysis and net present value calculations, to debt policy and option valuation. Other discussed topics include mergers and acquisitions, principal–agent problems, credit risk, working capital management, etc. The book concludes with a discussion on the current limitations of the corporate finance theory.


  1. ^ Principles of Corporate Finance (The Mcgraw-Hill/Irwin Series in Finance, Insurance, and Real Estate). ASIN 0078034760.CS1 maint: ASIN uses ISBN (link)
  2. ^ "Principles Of Corporate Finance by Richard A. Brealey, Stewart C. Myers". Retrieved 2015-03-02.

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