The Art of M&A Due Diligence, Second Edition: Navigating Critical Steps and Uncovering Crucial Data…

Hardcover | September 15, 2010

byAlexandra Lajoux, Charles Elson, Alexandra Reed Lajoux

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The most trusted M&A guidebook available--updated for today's extreme-risk world of business.

Major financial scandals, geopolitical upheaval, technological advances, rapid globalization . . . The world--and the way business is done--has changed drastically in the 10 short years since the originalpublication of this book. As a result, the alreadytedious M&A process has become exponentially more complex.

The most trusted guidebook of its kind, The Artof M&A Due Diligence helps you uncover problems and inconsistencies in an M&A deal while they're still manageable. You’ll find everything you need to mitigate all types of traditional risk—financial (key ratios, new GAAP-IFRS standards), operational (background checks, on-site visits), transactional (verification, checking warranties), and legal (intellectual property, environmental law).

This new edition also addresses complicationsintroduced over the past decade by including:

  • New information about the use of electronic datarooms for due diligence
  • New focus on the role of International Accounting Standards
  • New tools for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance
  • New regulations concerning the environment and social issues
  • New case law of interest, including key decisionsof the Delaware Chancery Court and Delaware Supreme Court

    The fear of risk in an M&A deal is rational, but it shouldn't prevent you from moving ahead. A well-conceived, carefully executed merger or acquisition can be extraordinarily enriching for both buyer and seller. This step-by-step guidebook is all you need to know where to look—and what to look for--when conducting M&A due diligence.

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The most trusted M&A guidebook available--updated for today's extreme-risk world of business.Major financial scandals, geopolitical upheaval, technological advances, rapid globalization . . . The world--and the way business is done--has changed drastically in the 10 short years since the originalpublication of this book. As a result, t...

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A merger or acquisition deal can be a profi table springboard to long-term success--or it can be a costly disaster. The key to experiencing the former and preventing the latter is a sound, effective due diligence process.The Art of M&A Due Diligence, second edition, is extensively updated to provide new, critical informationyou need to...

Alexandra Reed Lajoux is Chief Knowledge Officer and Corporate Secretary at the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD), a not-for-profi t organization dedicated to educating corporate directors. Reed Lajoux has served as the editor of Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine, the premier publication for working professionals in the ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 9.3 × 6.4 × 1.64 inPublished:September 15, 2010Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780071629362

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: THE DUE DILIGENCE PROCESS; Chapter 1. Conducting Due Diligence; Chapter 2. The Financial Statements Review; Chapter 3. The Operations and Management Review; Chapter 4. The Legal Compliance Review; PART TWO: TRANSACTIONAL DUE DILIGENCE; Chapter 5. The Documentation and Transaction Review; Chapter 6. Detecting Exposure Under Securities Law; Chapter 7. Detecting Exposure Under Tax Law and Accounting Regulations; PART THREE: A CLOSER LOOK AT LEGAL COMPLIANCE; Chapter 8. Detecting Exposure Under Antitrust Law and International Economic Law; Chapter 9. Detecting Exposure Under Intellectual Property Law; Chapter 10. Detecting Exposure Under Consumer Protection Law; Chapter 11. Detecting Exposure Under Environmental Law; Chapter 12. Detecting Exposure Under Employment Law