Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities is unique in that it is the most current, comprehensive, and cutting-edge text on M e.g., Facebook's takeover of WhatsApp, the Dell privatization, and Verizon's mega buyout of Vodafone's share of Verizon Wireless , precedent setting judicial decisions e.g., efforts to overturn defenses at Airgas and Sotheby s , new regulations e.g., expediting backend mergers , trends e.g., increasing role of activist investors in takeovers , and new tactics e.g., two-tiered poison pill employed in M and limitations of models in analyzing real world situation. Chapter 14 illustrates how complex financial models often are used to support the deal structuring process during M and limitations of models in analyzing real world situation. Chapter 14 illustrates how complex financial models often are used to support the deal structuring process during M A negotiations. Teaches about the financial, legal, accounting, and strategic elements of mergers and acquisitions by concentrating on the ways their agents interact. Highlights international mergers and acquisitions activities. Focuses on the most recent and relevant academic studies, some of which contain surprising insights changing the way we view this subject matter. While continuing to be relevant, empirical research covering the dynamics of the M A markets of the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s may be less germane in explaining current undercurrents and future trends. Features practical exhibits, case studies involving a diverse range of transactions, easy-to-understand numerical examples, and hundreds of discussion questions and practical exercises.