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Mergers and Acquisitions: The Essentials

  • Edition : 1st ed., 2009
  • Author(s) : Carney
    • ISBN: 9780735583696
    • SKU: 10098
    • Condition: New
    • Format: Paperback


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Offering a big-picture understanding of Mergers and Acquisitions, this brief introduction illuminates essential concepts with informal and approachable exposition.

Lucid and succinct, Mergers and Acquisitions: The Essentials, features:

a clear overview of deals
a detailed discussion of major deal points, including a list of the percentages of deals containing particular provisions
a strategic discussion of shareholder voting rules, with current judicial treatment
practical coverage of the goals of due diligence
a critical look at acquisition agreements clear and focused topical coverage, including
the legal duties of a board considering or resisting a sale
the duties and liabilities of controlling shareholders
the special problems of leverage buyouts
the securities laws—mergers, exchange offers, and tender offers

Mergers and Acquisitions: The Essentials presents an authoritative and student-friendly description of the law, strategy, and logistics of Mergers and Acquisitions.

Table of Contents includes:

Part I: Planning the Transaction
Chapter 1. Finance, Tax and Accounting Issues
Chapter 2. Deal Structure Considerations
Chapter 3. Voting Rules

Part II: Negotiating the Deal and Due Diligence
Chapter 4. The Mating Dance
Chapter 5. Negotiating the Acquisition Agreement

Part III: Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law
Chapter 6. The Duties of the Seller’s Board in Considering a Sale
Chapter 7. Transactions by a Controlling Shareholder
Chapter 8. Special Problems of Leveraged Acquisitions
Chapter 9. The Impact of the Securities Laws