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Mergers and Acquisitions Basics

All You Need To Know

This book provides a "macro" overview of mergers and acquisitions, business alliances, and corporate restructuring.  It concentrates on the processes and their players--investment bankers, business brokers, accountants, attorneys, tax experts, managers, investors, and others--and a dynamic series of actions with often-unforeseen implications. Writtten for those who seek a broadly-based view of M and A, this heavily illustrated mix of theoretical and empirical work eschews descriptions of individual events in favor of presenting an integrated portrait of a team effort in which the skills of various participants combine to achieve consensus among the parties to the negotiation..

Audience

Students and professionals around the world who are studying or working in mergers and acquisitions. The book is especially useful for readers who seek material that lies between intensive and superficial coverage of these subjects. It requires only passing acquaintance with finance, economics, business law, and accounting.

Paperback, 304 Pages

Published: September 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-374948-2

Reviews

  • "A masterfully written text for the M&A student and professional: clear, concise, comprehensive, practical, and insightful."--Lloyd Levitin, Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California


Contents

  • 1: Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions

    2: What History Tells Us about M and A Performance

    3: Developing Takeover Strategies and the Impact on Corporate Governance

    4: Common Takeover Defenses

    5: Key Players in Mergers and Acquisitions

    6: Developing the Business Plan as the Initial Phase of the Merger and Acquisition Process

    7: The Role of the Acquisition Plan, Finding a Target, and Making First Contact

    8: The Negotiation through Closing Phases

    9: Financing Transactions

    10: M and A Post-Merger Integration

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