Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, 2005, 250 pages
Mergers and Acquisitions Security focuses on the vital role security plays in helping to make a merger, acquisition or divesture successful. It addresses the fundamental security elements that are required to support corporate objectives. In addition, it provides an integrated "how to" approach to implementing M&A security, complete with methods and processes that can be put in place quickly and cost-effectively. The guidelines discussed are time-tested methods proven to help provide the successful policies, procedures, and results security professionals need in transitioning during any merger, acquisition or divestiture.
The massive and rapid change that most often accompanies a corporate merger or acquisition comes with increased risk to a company's assets due to increased motive and opportunity for fraud, theft and sale of trade secrets and other company assets. Mergers and Acquisitions Security provides an excellent foundation for security professionals, executive management — who by law are responsible to the company owners for the protection of assets — and other members of a merger or acquisition team.
This was a very positive surprise! Well laid-out, well researched, practical and showing an understanding of both the Security perspective as well as the M&A perspective. I am truly impressed.
Of course, it is a little bit boringly written, but considering the subject, you may excuse that.
In conclusion, a very good book that has few equals.