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Mergers and Acquisitions

The following guide provides information on books and publications which focus on mergers and acquisitions and related business valuation topics. Each entry listed below includes a brief description of the resource and its primary features and notes any information that is available free online.

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Applied Mergers and Acquisitions
Bruner, Perella, Wiley Finance, 2004
Comprehensive guide to analyzing, designing, and implementing mergers and acquisitions covers a wide range of topics including valuation, deal structuring and negotiation, post-merger integration, and more. CD-ROM containing spreadsheets, templates, and other supplemental information is also included. Table of contents, index, and searchable text are available free online.

The Art of M&A: A Merger Acquisition Buyout Guide
Reed, Lajoux, Nesvold, McGraw-Hill, 2007
Written in a question and answer format, the text provides guidance on finding acquisition targets, valuation and pricing, financing, and more, with separate chapters focusing on issues involving workouts and bankruptcies, public companies, and transactions with international aspects. Searchable text preview is available free online.

Valuation For M&A: Building Value in Private Companies
Mellen, Evans, Wiley, 2010
Publication focuses on measuring, managing, and enhancing the market value and strategic value of privately-held companies, and includes an in-depth discussion of valuation approaches and considerations for merger and acquisition purposes and a comprehensive case study that illustrates concepts and calculations. Table of contents, index, and searchable text are available free online.

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructuring
Gaughan, Wiley, 2010
Publication explores recent trends and practices in mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings, with topics covered including hostile takeovers, going private transactions, leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures and spinoffs, and restructuring in bankruptcy. Free search inside at allows users to preview content.

Valuation for Mergers, Buyouts, and Restructuring
Arzac, Wiley Finance, 2007
Text focuses on valuation for merger and acquisition and restructuring purposes, with specific topics covered including entry and exit options, leveraged buyouts, and troubled company recapitalizations. The CD-ROM included with the book contains DealModeler® integrated modeling software and other Excel spreadsheet models. Table of contents, index, and searchable text are available free online.

Mergers and Acquisitions: An Insider's Guide to the
Purchase and Sale of Middle Market Business Interests

Roberts, Wiley, 2009
Publication focuses on merger and acquisitions involving middle market companies valued between $5 million and $300 million from both a buyer and seller perspective, with topics covered including valuation, taxation, negotiations, and more. Searchable text preview is available free online.

Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook for Small and Midsize Companies
West, Jones, Wiley, 1997
Publication provides an overview of the M&A market for small and midsize companies, and addresses financial and valuation aspects, legal considerations, the role of outside professionals in merger and acquisition transactions, and various options for structuring and financing a deal. Searchable content preview is available free online.

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