The Art of M&A, Fourth Edition

The Art of M&A, Fourth Edition

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Authoritative and completely up-to-date, the Fourth Edition of The Art of MaA is an unsurpassed, one-stop guide to every facet of mergers and acquisitions that enables you to make winning deals with complete confidence. This definitive resource retains its popular QaA format, offering quick access to all the changes that have occurred in the field since the merger wave of the 1990s. The book explores every key aspect of winning MaA transactions, and presents advice on avoiding common MaA pitfalls. The Fourth Edition of The Art of MaA features vital information on: Getting Started in Mergers and Acquisitions --learning the basic MaA process, requirements, negotiating skills, and objectives Planning and Finding --deciding what to buy and then locating it Valuation and Pricing -- using multiple valuation methods to discover the true value of an acquired company or unit The Art of Financing and Refinancing -- mastering funding sources and issues Structuring M/A/B Transactions -- managing general, tax, and accounting considerations The Due Diligence Inquiry -- looking into the past, present, and future risks of the business to be purchased Negotiating the Acquisition Agreement and the Letter of Intent-- understanding two vital documents in the MaA process Closing -- synchronizing the many individual items to produce a harmonious transaction Postmerger Integration and Divestitures -- following through after the MaA deal to capture the economic value of synergies Special Issues for MaA in Public Companies_examining the unique legal and business considerations of public entities Workouts, Bankruptcies, and Liquidations -- handling specific financial problems that arise in MaA transactions with entities in the zone of insolvency Structuring Transactions with International Aspects -- developing the necessary skills and knowledge to do MaA deals across national borders Filled with detailed examples and case studies, this updated classic also includes discussion of purchase accounting, Section 404, new legal cases with MaA implications, and more.Provides clear, in-depth answers and explanations on everything from the SEC rules and new tax guidelines to documents and key players.

Title:The Art of M&A, Fourth Edition
Author:Stanley Foster Reed, Alexandra Reed Lajoux, H. Peter Nesvold
Publisher:McGraw Hill Professional - 2007-05-04


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