Corporate finance deals with a company’s sources of funding (equity, debt, or a mix of both), capital structure, and allocation of resources. The primary goal of corporate finance is to maximize shareholder value while balancing risk and profitability. Decisions regarding what portion of profits should be returned to shareholders, a merger with another firm, and analysis of a company’s financial statements are all part of corporate finance. As an investor, most of your investments will be impacted by the success of the companies you have invested in, so you must understand how to analyze financial statements, company structure, and a company’s stock price. Comprehensive knowledge of corporate finance will definitely get you on the road to financial success.