Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, 7th Edition
Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings provides a comprehensive look at the field's growth and development, and places M&As in realistic context amidst changing trends, legislation, and global perspectives. All-inclusive coverage merges expert discussion with extensive graphs, research, and case studies to show how M&As can be used successfully, how each form works, and how they are governed by the laws of major countries. Strategies and motives are carefully analyzed alongside legalities each step of the way, and specific techniques are dissected to provide deep insight into real-world operations. This new seventh edition has been revised to improve clarity and approachability, and features the latest research and data to provide the most accurate assessment of the current M&A landscape. Ancillary materials include PowerPoint slides, a sample syllabus, and a test bank to facilitate training and streamline comprehension.
As the global economy slows, merger and acquisition activity is expected to increase. This book provides an M&A primer for business executives and financial managers seeking a deeper understanding of how corporate restructuring can work for their companies.
- Understand the many forms of M&As, and the laws that govern them
- Learn the offensive and defensive techniques used during hostile acquisitions
- Delve into the strategies and motives that inspire M&As
- Access the latest data, research, and case studies on private equity, ethics, corporate governance, and more
From large megadeals to various forms of downsizing, a full range of restructuring practices are currently being used to revitalize and supercharge companies around the world. Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings is an essential resource for executives needing to quickly get up to date to plan their own company's next moves.
PART I: BACKGROUND
Chapter 1: Introduction 3
Chapter 2: History of Mergers 41
Chapter 3: Legal Framework 71
Research Note: Event Studies Methodology 124
Chapter 4: Merger Strategy 127
PART II: HOSTILE TAKEOVERS
Chapter 5: Antitakeover Measures 183
Chapter 6: Takeover Tactics 237
Chapter 7: Hedge Funds as Activist Investors 279
PART III: GOING-PRIVATE TRANSACTIONS AND LEVERAGED BUYOUTS
Chapter 8: Leveraged Buyouts 305
Chapter 9: The Private Equity Market 345
Chapter 10: High-Yield Financing and the Leveraged Loan Market 369
PART IV: CORPORATE RESTRUCTURING
Chapter 11: Corporate Restructuring 389
Chapter 12: Restructuring in Bankruptcy 437
Chapter 13: Corporate Governance 477
Chapter 14: Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances 535
Chapter 15: Valuation 551
Chapter 16: Tax Issues in M&A 613
PATRICK A. GAUGHAN is President of Economatrix Research Associates, an economic and financial consulting firm. The firm specializes in the application of economics and finance to litigated matters. Dr. Gaughan also provides various consulting services in the field of mergers and acquisitions and valuation. Dr. Gaughan is also a Professor at the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China.