Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities

7th Edition

Authors: Donald DePamphilis
Hardcover ISBN: 9780123854872
eBook ISBN: 9780123854889
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st October 2013
Page Count: 768
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In the seventh edition of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities – winner of a 2014 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from the Text and Academic Authors Association – Donald DePamphilis looks into the heart of current economic trends. In addition to a new chapter on the ways deals are financed, more than 85% of the 54 integrative case studies are new and involve transactions announced or completed since 2010. This new edition anchors its insights and conclusions in the most recent academic research, with references to more than 170 empirical studies published in leading peer-reviewed journals since 2010. Practical exhibits, case studies involving diverse transactions, easy-to-understand numerical examples, and hundreds of discussion questions and practical exercises are included. This substantially updated content, supplemented by questions from CFA Institute examinations, offers the only comprehensive exploration of today's business transactions.

Mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring transactions reveal the inner workings of our economy. This longstanding, award-winning treatment lays out what every student and professional should understand about their parts, what they are intended to accomplish, and what their competitive, strategic, and value consequences are.

Key Features

  • Winner of a 2014 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association
  • Includes up-to-date and notable transactions (Facebook's takeover of Instagram and Linkedin's IPO) and regulations (Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 and JOBS Act of 2012)
  • Covers recent trends (emerging country acquirers in global M&As) and tactics ("top-up" options and "cash-rich" split-offs)
  • Additional content available online


Advanced undergraduate, graduate, and MBA students worldwide taking courses in mergers & acquisitions, corporate restructuring, valuation, and corporate strategy.

Table of Contents


Contents of the Companion Website

Preface to the Seventh Edition

To the Reader

To the Instructor

Online Instructor’s Manual

Student Study Guide

Many Practical, Timely, and Diverse Examples and Current Business Cases

Comprehensive Yet Flexible Organization


About the Author

Part I: The Mergers and Acquisitions Environment

Chapter 1. An Introduction to Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities

Inside M&A: Brand Management—V.F. Corp. Buys Timberland

Chapter Overview

Why Mergers and Acquisitions Happen

Historical Developments in Mergers and Acquisitions

Understanding Corporate Restructuring Activities

Alternative Takeover Strategies

The Role of Holding Companies in Mergers and Acquisitions

The Role of Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) in Mergers and Acquisitions

Business Alliances as Alternatives to Mergers and Acquisitions

Participants in the Mergers and Acquisitions Process

The Implications of Mergers and Acquisitions for Shareholders, Bondholders, and Society

Some Things to Remember

Discussion Questions

Questions from the CFA Curriculum

Chapter 2. The Regulatory Environment

Inside M&A: AT&T/T-Mobile Deal Short-circuited by Regulators

Chapter Overview

Understanding Federal Securities Laws

Understanding Antitrust Legislation

The Implications for M&A of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

State Regulations Affecting Mergers and Acquisitions

Restrictions on Direct Foreign Investment in the United States

The U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD)

Specific Industry Regulations

Environmental Laws

Labor and Benefit Laws

Cross-Border Transactio


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About the Author

Donald DePamphilis

Donald M. DePamphilis has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and has managed more than 30 acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, minority investments, as well as licensing and supply agreements. He is currently Clinical Professor of Finance at the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He has also taught mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructuring at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Irvine, and Chapman University to undergraduates, MBA, and Executive MBA students. He has published a number of articles on economic forecasting, business planning, and marketing. As Vice President of Electronic Commerce at Experian, Dr. DePamphilis managed the development of an award winning Web Site. He was also Vice President of Business Development at TRW Information Systems and Services, Director of Planning at TRW, and Chief Economist at National Steel Corporation.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Professor of Finance, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA, USA


2014 Textbook Excellence Award – 2nd or Later Edition, Text and Academic Authors Association


“This is a truly comprehensive text and does a wonderful job at supplying the underlying motives and theory as well as the critical “in practice” elements that many books lack. It spans all types of M&A and restructuring transactions and covers all the relevant knowledge from the academic research to the practical legal, accounting, and regulatory details. The combination of great writing and active case learning make this book the best I have seen in the M&A and restructuring arena.”--Matthew T. Billett, University of Iowa