Title: The Mis-Education of the Negro
Author: Carter G. Woodson
Mergers and acquisitions is no easy path to riches or careeradvancement. All you have to do is open a newspaper or turn on yourtelevision to watch some of the most well-thought-out deals fallapart at the seams. But despite the material failure rates ofmergers and acquisitions, those pulling the trigger on keystrategic decisions can make them work if they exercise great careand rigor in the development of their M&A deals. It is possibleto succeed in the world of mergers and acquisitions, and this bookcan put you on the right track to do so. By addressing the key factors of M&A success and failure,Applied Mergers and Acquisitions shows you the best ways toanalyze, design, and implement M&A deals. Written by one of theforemost thinkers and educators in the field, this invaluableresource won’t offer you a rigid guide to M&Asuccessbecause there is no set way to make M&Aworkbut it will introduce you to the art and science ofM&A valuation, reveal the nuances of deal negotiation andbargaining, as well as provide you with a framework for consideringtradeoffs in an effort to optimize the value of any M&Adeal. Applied Mergers and Acquisitions is filled with in-depthinsights, expert advice, and numerous real-world M&A casestudies that clearly illustrate the ideas described throughout thebook. It is also fully supported by value-added learningtoolsincluding a CD-ROM and Workbookthat may bepurchased concurrently or at a later date to further enhance thereader’s overall learning experience with the core text. Important M&A issues discussed include: Strategies and the origination of transaction proposals Analysis of transaction proposals, terms, and tactics The design of detailed transaction terms Rules of the road: governance, laws, and regulations Competition, hostility, and behavioral effects in M&A Communication, integration, and best practices Through a focus on ideas and their application, Applied Mergersand Acquisitions answers many difficult M&A questions,including: What is the best practice in M&A, and how can youunderstand M&A activity? By illustrating the tools, concepts,and processes essential to M&A success, this comprehensivesurvey of the M&A field will increase your chances of afavorable outcome in any potential deal.