Mergers and Acquisitions Basics: All You Need To Know by Donald DepamphilisMergers and Acquisitions Basics: All You Need To Know by Donald Depamphilis

Mergers and Acquisitions Basics: All You Need To Know

byDonald DepamphilisEditorDonald Depamphilis

Paperback | September 23, 2010

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Mergers and Acquisitions Basics: All You Need to Knowprovides an introduction to the fundamental concepts of mergers and acquisitions. Key concepts discussed include M&As as change agents in the context of corporate restructuring; legal structures and strategies employed in corporate restructuring; takeover strategies and the impact on corporate governance; takeover defenses; and players who make mergers and acquisitions happen. The book also covers developing a business plan and the tools used to evaluate, display, and communicate information to key constituencies both inside and outside the corporation; the acquisition planning process; the negotiation, integration planning, and closing phases; financing transactions; and M&A post-merger integration.

This book is written for buyers and sellers of businesses, financial analysts, chief executive officers, chief financial officers, operating managers, investment bankers, and portfolio managers. Others who may have an interest include bank lending officers, venture capitalists, government regulators, human resource managers, entrepreneurs, and board members. The book may also be used as a companion or supplemental text for undergraduate and graduate students taking courses on mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, business strategy, management, governance, and entrepreneurship.



  • Describes a broad view of the mergers and acquisition process to illustrate agents' interactions
  • Simplifies without overgeneralizing
  • Bases conclusions on empirical evidence, not experience and opinion
  • Features a recent business case at the end of each chapter
  • Donald M. DePamphilis has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and has managed more than 30 acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, minority investments, as well as licensing and supply agreements. He is currently Clinical Professor of Finance at the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University in Los A...
    Title:Mergers and Acquisitions Basics: All You Need To KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:September 23, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:0123749484

    ISBN - 13:9780123749482

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    Table of Contents

    1: Introduction to Mergers and Acquisitions

    2: What History Tells Us about M and A Performance

    3: Developing Takeover Strategies and the Impact on Corporate Governance

    4: Common Takeover Defenses

    5: Key Players in Mergers and Acquisitions

    6: Developing the Business Plan as the Initial Phase of the Merger and Acquisition Process

    7: The Role of the Acquisition Plan, Finding a Target, and Making First Contact

    8: The Negotiation through Closing Phases

    9: Financing Transactions

    10: M and A Post-Merger Integration

    Editorial Reviews

    "A masterfully written text for the M&A student and professional:  clear, concise, comprehensive, practical, and insightful."

    --Lloyd Levitin, Professor of Clinical Finance and Business Economics, University of Southern California