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January 19 , 2008

The Art of M&A, Fourth Edition: A Merger Acquisition Buyout Guide


Authoritative and completely up-to-date, the Fourth Edition of The Art of M&A is an unsurpassed, one-stop guide to every facet of mergers and acquisitions that enables you to make winning deals with complete confidence.

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This definitive resource retains its popular Q&A 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 M&A transactions, and presents advice on avoiding common M&A pitfalls.

The Fourth Edition of The Art of M&A features vital information on:

  • Getting Started in Mergers and Acquisitions – learning the basic M&A 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 M&A process
  • Closing – synchronizing the many individual items to produce a harmonious transaction
  • Postmerger Integration and Divestitures – following through after the M&A deal to capture the economic value of synergies
  • Special Issues for M&A in Public Companies_examining the unique legal and business considerations of public entities
  • Workouts, Bankruptcies, and Liquidations – handling specific financial problems that arise in M&A transactions with entities in the zone of insolvency
  • Structuring Transactions with International Aspects – developing the necessary skills and knowledge to do M&A 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 M&A implications, and more.

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