Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings


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Authors: Patrick A. Gaughan

Publisher: John Wiley

Year: 2017 (December)

ISBN: 978-1-119-38076-4


The essential M&A primer, updated with the latest research and statistics

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.

Table of Contents

Preface xi


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


Chapter 5: Antitakeover Measures 183

Chapter 6: Takeover Tactics 237

Chapter 7: Hedge Funds as Activist Investors 279


Chapter 8: Leveraged Buyouts 305

Chapter 9: The Private Equity Market 345

Chapter 10: High–Yield Financing and the Leveraged Loan Market 369


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

Glossary 631

Index 643

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