Publisher: McGraw-Hill, 1999, 1011 pages
Keywords: Mergers and Acquisitions
A well-conceived and executed merger or acquisition can ensure the survival and growth of any corporation. Yet, as officials of Quaker Oats learned from their ill-fated purchase of Snapple, or as a Canadian shopping center magnate discovered when an overconfident venture into the U.S. left both his image and his company in bankruptcy, a poorly planned M&A deal can damage a firm or hasten its demise faster than any single transaction.
The Art of M&A is the leading answer book in today's fast-changing, enormously complex merger world. With information to help you completely understand every angle, this solid, no-nonsense handbook emphasizes how difficult and dangerous the merger process can be for the uninitiated. From the early stages of dinding a suitable candicate — or finding that you are a target — through the postmerger trials of turning multiple companies into one, The Art of M&A, Third Edition, serves as your personal advisor through the enture process.
Hostile takeovers … friendly transactions … mergers versus acquisitions …. From family-owned businesses to international conglomerates, Stanley Foster Reed and Alexandra Reed Lajoux and their networks of knowledgeable specialists draw on their formidable expertise to explain the important details of the acquisition process — and how you can structure a deal that is fair, equitable, and profitable for your side of teh table. Synopses of nearly three dozen landmark cases give fascinating, real-life insights into disputes and legal rulings from previous high-profile mergers and illustrate how courts have ruled upon these often contentious questions.
The Art of M&A is both easy to read and comprehensive in its treatment of combining multiple companies into one global powerhouse. Over the past decade it has helped thousands of executives make sound decisions and, even more important, avoid potentially damaging miscalculations. Now, let The Art of M&A, Third Edition, provide all the information you will need to buy or sell companies, whether public or private, domestic or foreign.
The Mega-FAQ on M&A.
Not exactly something to read in bed, but there are some valuable information in there.