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Mergers and Acquisitions Deal-Makers: Building a Winning Team, 2nd Edition

Mergers and Acquisitions Deal-Makers: Building a Winning Team, 2nd Edition

Michael E. S. Frankel

ISBN: 978-0-470-09815-8

Apr 2007

240 pages

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$39.95

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A behind-the-scenes look at the underlying roles of each player in a mergers and acquisitions transaction
Mergers and Acquisitions Dealmaker explores the roles of the buyers and sellers involved in mergers and acquisitions as well as executive management, line management, and the corporate development team. Now in a second edition, this book provides readers with a "behind the scenes" look into the roles, approaches, and motivations of each key player in a strategic transaction, and provides strategies on building a successful team. Providing a unique insight into the various professionals that drive mergers and acquisitions, Mergers and Acquisitions Dealmakers is a valuable reference destined to become essential reading for anyone trying to understand how mergers and acquisitions actually work.
Michael E.S. Frankel (Chicago, IL) is a seasoned corporate development executive with extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, corporate strategy, and business development transactions. He has led over 100 transactions and has worked on hundreds more. He has executed transactions as an attorney, investment banker, and corporate development officer for VeriSign, GE Capital, and IRI, where he currently heads corporate development.

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PREFACE xi

CHAPTER 1 Buyers and Sellers and Their People 1

Sellers 2

Buyers 11

CHAPTER 2 Deal Player Ecosystem 31

Key Supporting Players 31

Supporting Players Interacting with the Principals 33

CHAPTER 3 Executive Management 37

What’s Their Role? 40

The People and What They Do 43

Economic Model and Their Incentives/Biases 49

Management of or Interaction with Executive Management 52

CHAPTER 4 In-House Corporate Development Staff 59

What’s Their Role? 60

The People and What They Do 76

Economic Model and Their Incentives/Biases 79

Management of or Interaction with Corporate Development Staff 80

CHAPTER 5 Line Management 85

What’s Their Role? 86

The People and What They Do 87

Economic Model and Their Incentives/Biases 92

Management of or Interaction with Line Management 95

CHAPTER 6 Board of Directors 99

What’s Their Role? 100

The People and What They Do 102

Economic Model and Their Incentives/Biases 104

Management of or Interaction with the Board of Directors 106

CHAPTER 7 Equity Holders 109

Founders 109

Public and Institutional Shareholders 117

CHAPTER 8 Private Investors 129

What’s Their Role? 131

The People and What They Do 136

Economic Model and Their Incentives/Biases 146

Management of or Interaction with Private Investors 149

CHAPTER 9 Lawyers 153

What’s Their Role? 156

The People and What They Do 165

Economic Model and Their Incentives/Biases 167

Management of or Interaction with Lawyers 168

Variations 169

CHAPTER 10 Investment Bankers 177

What’s Their Role? 177

The People and What They Do 186

Economic Model and Their Incentives/Biases 188

Management of or Interaction with Investment Bankers 191 Variations 193

CHAPTER 11 Other Advisors 199

Consultants/Auditors 199

Public Relations/Communications Firm 202

Proxy/Shareholder Services Firm 203

Financial Printers 204

CHAPTER 12 Regulators and The Press 207

Regulators 207

The Press 212

Index 217

"….is an excellent reference for finance officers, with specific advise for them on all aspects of M&A.." (Accounting Today; Sept 24-Oct 7, 2007)