Mergers & Acquisitions From A to Z

Mergers & Acquisitions From A to Z

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American Management Association
Mergers and acquisitions represent a successful growth strategy for many companies, but, while potentially profitable, M&A transactions are complex and often risky. Covering the latest trends, developments, and best practices for the post-Madoff era, this comprehensive, hands-on resource walks readers through every step of the process, offering practical advice for keeping deals on track and ensuring postclosing integration success. Filled with case studies and war stories illustrating what works and why, the third edition of Mergers and Acquisitions from A to Z offers valuable tools, checklists, and sample documents, providing crucial guidance on: preparing for and initiating the deal; regulatory considerations; due diligence; deal structure; valuation and pricing; and financing even during turbulent market conditions. M&A transactions can quickly spell a company’s doom if they are not conceived and executed carefully, legally, and sensibly. This is the classic guide to mergers and acquisitions, now completely updated for today’s market.

Book News
In this update of the 1998 edition, experts based in Washington, DC (Sherman) and Palo Alto, CA (Hart) demystify the latest trends in acquisitions and mergers for both buyers and sellers. They cover debt financing options, new due diligence rules and strategies under Sarbanes-Oxley legislation, and guidelines for keeping deals on track and managing post-closing challenges. The guide includes case studies and sample acquisition documents, but no references. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

& Taylor

"The power your company can generate in concert with another is immense. But mergers and acquisitions are incredibly complicated, involving issues ranging from valuation and deal structure to tax and securities laws. And things have only gotten more complicated in the increasingly global, post-Madoff era." "A comprehensive, hands-on resource--now fully revised and updated--the third edition of Mergers and Acquisitions from A to Z shows you how to get M&A deals done right." "Containing valuable tools, checklists, and sample documents, the book spells out the latest trends and developments in middle-market M&A best practices, and walks you through every step of the deal, from preliminary considerations to due diligence, through each and every piece of necessary documentation, all the way to closing" "The book explains key market conditions and trends, how to understand and take into consideration the motivations of each party, and ways to evaluate possible alternative paths to achieving growth goals and objectives." "Written in an easy-to-read, easy-to-understand, nontechnical voice, and presenting creative strategies for structuring and financing M&A transactions during turbulent market conditions, this long-trusted guide reveals how to boost both the immediate financial position and the long-term outlook for your organization." "Illustrating what works and why with case studies and war stories, the book brings you up to speed on the essential steps and guidelines behind well-executed M&A transactions. Whether you're a novice or a veteran to the complex world of mergers and acquisitions, this book ensures that you have a thorough understanding of the latest key economic trends and market conditions that may affect your deal...and gives you the assuance you need to get the deal done smoothly and ensure post-transaction success."--BOOK JACKET.

Publisher: New York : AMACOM, 2006
Edition: 2nd ed
ISBN: 9780814408803
Characteristics: xiii, 288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hart, Milledge A.


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