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M&A Summaries

The merger of two corporate entities could be the result of a mutual agreement or a hostile takeover. Whatever the case may be, focus on the benefits of the newly established company.

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Security Analysis
Book
 

Benjamin Graham and David Dodd

McGraw-Hill, 1996

(8)

Operations Due Diligence
Book
 

James F. Grebey

McGraw-Hill, 2011

(8)

M&A Deal Evaluation
Article

Philip Dunne and Angus Hodgson

A.T. Kearney, 3/2013

(8)

Middle Market M&A
Book

Kenneth H. Marks et al.

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012

(7)

The Warren Buffett Way
Book

Robert G. Hagstrom

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1995

(7)

Barbarians at the Gate
Book
 

Bryan Burrough and John Helyar

HarperBusiness, 2003

(9)

Intelligent M&A
Book

Scott Moeller and Chris Brady

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2007

(8)

Deals of the Century
Book

Charles R. Geisst

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003

(6)

The Biggest Game of All
Book

Leslie Cauley and Leo Hindery, Jr.

Free Press, 2003

(8)

Valuation
Book

Kenneth R. Ferris and Barbara S. Pecherot Petitt

FT Prentice Hall, 2002

(6)

The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions
Book

Timothy J. Galpin and Mark Herndon

Jossey-Bass, 2000

(9)

Real Options
Book

Tom Copeland and Vladimir Antikarov

Thomson Texere, 2001

(9)

Creating Shareholder Value
Book
 

Alfred Rappaport

Free Press, 1997

(8)

Mastering the Merger
Book
 

David Harding and Sam Rovit

Harvard Business Review Press, 2004

(9)

Due Diligence for Global Deal Making
Book

Arthur H. Rosenbloom

Bloomberg Press, 2002

(9)

The Human Side of M & A
Book

Dennis C. Carey and Dayton Ogden

Oxford UP, 2004

(7)

The 50 Best (and Worst) Business Deals Of All Time
Book

Michael Craig

Career Press, 2000

(8)

The Warren Buffett CEO
Book

Robert P. Miles

John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2002

(8)

Reverse Mergers
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David N. Feldman and Steven Dresner

Bloomberg Press, 2006

(8)

The New Financial Capitalists
Book

George P. Baker and George David Smith

Cambridge UP, 1998

(6)

Let's Buy a Company
Book

H. Lee Rust

Career Press, 2005

(8)

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M&A

Mergers and acquisitions occur every day in the business world, with major transactions often garnering large newspaper headlines. Even less significant M&A deals are closely followed since their impact is felt on multiple fronts. Your company, in fact, may have been purchased by another entity, or you’re hearing rumors about an impending deal. Abstract’s M&A category covers virtually every aspect of mergers and acquisitions, from the financial particulars to the implications for your workforce. In summarizing the leading books on M&A trends, our writers highlight pertinent information that will broaden your knowledge base. You’ll learn how economic conditions influence decisions to pursue mergers and why M&A strategy ultimately seeks to improve operational efficiency and increase value for shareholders. You’ll read about high-profile mergers that succeeded and others that fell short of expectations.

High Stakes

Mergers and acquisitions is a high-stakes game in which CEOs often put their reputations on the line. getAbstract takes you behind the scenes and into the boardrooms where million-dollar decisions are hashed out and the future of hundreds of employees may hang in the balance. We’ll explain why some mergers and acquisitions are the result of mutually respectful negotiations while others are hostile and fraught with resentment. Though you may not have first-hand experience with a merger, acquisition or takeover, through getAbstract you’ll gain insight and an appreciation of the complexities of M&A. Plus, you won’t be taken totally by surprise if one day a merger or acquisition appears on your horizon.