Part I: Mergers & Acquisitions 101.
Chapter 1: The Building Blocks of Mergers and Acquisitions.
Chapter 2: Getting Ready to Buy or Sell a Company.
Chapter 3: Previewing the Generally Accepted M&A Process.
Part II: Taking the First Steps to Buy or Sell a Company.
Chapter 4: Financing M&A Deals.
Chapter 5: With a Little Help from Your Friends: Working with M&A Advisors.
Chapter 6: Finding and Contacting Buyers or Sellers.
Part III: Starting the Deal on the Right Foot.
Chapter 7: Assuring Confi dentiality.
Chapter 8: Creating and Reviewing an Offering Document.
Chapter 9: Properly Expressing Interest in Doing a Deal.
Chapter 10: Ensuring Successful First Meetings between Buyer and Seller.
Part IV: Firming Up the Deal.
Chapter 11: An Insider’s Guide to M&A Negotiating.
Chapter 12: Crunching the Numbers: Establishing Valuation and Selling Price.
Chapter 13: LOI and Behold: Making or Receiving an Offer.
Chapter 14: Confi rming Everything! Doing Due Diligence.
Chapter 15: Documenting the Final Deal: The Purchase Agreement.
Part V: Closing the Deal . . . and Beyond!
Chapter 16: Knowing What to Expect on Closing Day.
Chapter 17: Handling Post-Closing Announcements and Adjustments.
Chapter 18: Come Together: Integrating Buyer and Seller.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Considerations Prior to Signing an LOI.
Chapter 20: Ten Major M&A Errors and How to Avoid Them.
Chapter 21: Ten Possible Ways to Solve Valuation Differences.