"Investment Banking, as a branch of financial services, has never been of higher importance than at present due to the deepening and global integration of financial markets and fast-paced transformation and complexities in corporate landscape. A conceptual treatise on Investment Banking in the Indian context, this thoroughly revised, re-organized and enlarged second edition provides comprehensive coverage of Core Investment Banking, with new discussions, cases and regulatory updates in all chapters. The first section, ‘Overview of Securities Markets and Investment Banking’ provides in-depth coverage of Financial Markets, Securities Markets and Capital Market, Global and Indian Investment Banking Paradigm, Industry Structure, Business Profile of Full Service Investment Banking, Primary Market Securities issuances and Business Valuation. The second section, ‘Core Investment Banking’, focuses on Services Rendered in Domestic Issue Management, Underwriting, Global Security Issuances, Buybacks and De-listing, Private Equity and Placements, Corporate Restructuring, Mergers, Acquisitions, Divestitures and Buyouts. Highlights of Second Edition: -- Contemporary coverage from Indian and international perspectives with comparative analysis of systems followed in Indian and US/UK capital markets -- Entire gamut of Core Investment Banking services analyzed from conceptual and Indian regulatory perspective -- More than 50 additions to existing 100 caselets, 60 detailed case studies, illustrated cases and worked-out problems from Indian and International corporate sector -- Test your understanding questions at the end of each chapter -- Numerous exhibits, tables, illustrations and worked-out problems -- End-of-book problems and cases with suggested solutions Invaluable for professionals in capital markets, corporate finance and financial services, Investment Banking would be useful as a text and reference book for students pursuing MBA, CA, ICWA, ACS, CFA, CFM and other capital market related courses."