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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings Hardcover – 9 Nov 2010
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The business of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is one that is ever present in the corporate world. Despite the global recession, the subprime crisis, and the credit slump, it′s evident that, as the economy expands, M&A expand right along with it, becoming an increasingly important part of the corporate finance and corporate strategy fields.
Written to show you the kind of corporate restructuring that can be used successfully within your own corporation, this Fifth Edition of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings examines the full range of corporate¿restructurings in use today, from mergers and acquisitions to joint ventures and strategic alliances to divestitures and other kinds of sell–offs. Thoroughly updated, the new edition devotes an entire chapter to the valuation of businesses, including the valuation of both public and privately held firms.
Author Patrick Gaughan addresses the growth and development of the field of M&A through both a practical and historical focus, followed by a review of the laws and rules that govern the field. Gaughan also examines:
M&A and restructuring through a truly global treatment of the subject
Updated data on M&A trends across the globe
Expansive discussion of takeover laws in all major countries
New case studies examining domestic and international mergers
The many ways to pursue and thwart a hostile takeover
Ways a company can grow as well as the many ways to downsize, including divestitures, spin–offs, and equity carve–outs
The opportunities available for restructuring in bankruptcy and how this varies in different countries
Corporate governance and its role in restructuring
The latest research studies to advance M&A practice
The Fifth Edition also analyzes recent financing trends, including the impact of the subprime crisis and the global recessions and recovery, as well as the prominent role of private equity firms and hedge funds in the M&A business.
Written to help organizations compete in today′s global market, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition provides you with the intricate ins and outs of corporate restructuring, and how to make the most of them in your organization.
From the Back Cover
Your all–inclusive guide to M&As and corporate restructurings
Practical in perspective and global in scope, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition carefully analyzes the strategies and motives that inspire M&A, the laws and rules that govern the field, as well as the offensive and defensive techniques of hostile acquisitions.
Thoroughly revised and packed with the most up–to–date research, graphs, and case studies, Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition explores:
Recent takeover trends across the globe
The role of leveraged transactions and private equity financing
The increasing role of hedge funds in corporate restructurings
A review of shareholder wealth effects of a variety of takeover actions
Modern, historical, and global perspectives of the field
The various forms of downsizing including divestitures, spin–offs, and equity carve–outs
Bankruptcy as an effective restructuring technique
Latest developments in corporate governance
Pros and cons of joint ventures and strategic alliances
Primary methods used to value public and private companies
Author and business valuations expert Patrick Gaughan provides a fresh perspective on M&A in today′s global business landscape, and how your company can reap the benefits from the various forms of restructurings available.See all Product description
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While not very technical, and surely dense at times, this book gives you the backbone you need to be aware of what's happening in your company or other companies.
I would not say it is a one stop shop, but the vast amount of theory covered in this book is utterly mind-boggling. It is solid. It should be the standard for any collegiate M&A class--I cannot imagine an M&A education without it.