Mergers and Acquisitions Basics - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123749666, 9780080960999

Mergers and Acquisitions Basics

1st Edition

All You Need To Know

Print ISBN: 9780123749666
eBook ISBN: 9780080960999
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 23rd September 2010
Page Count: 448

Institutional Access


In two volumes Don DePamphilis presents a high-level description of mergers & acquistions, from negotiating and deal structuring to building business alliances and restructuring corporations.  Writtten for those who seek a broadly-based view of m&a,  his books tread a middle ground between highly technical and dumbed-down descriptions of complex events. He 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.

Key Features

  • Includes all participants, from investment bankers to accountants and business managers
  • Emphasizes the interactive natures of decisions about assets, payments, and appropriate legal structures
  • Bases conclusions on empirical evidence, not experience and opinion
  • Features a recent business case at the end of each chapter


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.

Table of Contents

M&A Basics

1. Introduction to Negotiating Mergers and Acquisitions

2. Selecting the Form of Acquisition Vehicle and Post-Closing Organization

3. Selecting the Form of Payment

4. Selecting the Form of Acquisition

5. Tax Structures and Strategies

6. Accounting Considerations

7. Financing Structures and Strategies

8. The Role of Takeover Tactics and Defenses in the Negotiation Process

M&A Deal Structuring

1: Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions

2: What History Tells Us about M&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&A Post-Merger Integration



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"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

"The author provides clear and thorough explanations of the relevant steps in negotiating and structuring m&a transactions. This text does a marvelous job of incorporating current events and recent deals to illustrate the key aspects of the deal process." --Matthew Cain, University of Notre Dame