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Mergers and Acquisitions


The following guide provides information on books and publications which address business valuation from a mergers and acquisitions perspective. Each entry listed below includes the name of the source or publisher, a brief description of the resource, 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 merger and acquisition transactions covers a wide range of topics, with chapters covering valuation topics including valuing firms, options, and synergies, valuing the firm across borders, valuing the highly leveraged firm and assessing highly leveraged transactions, real options and their impact on M&A values, and valuing liquidity and control.


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 detailed guidance on the various aspects of M&A transactions, with topics covered in this guidebook including planning and finding targets, valuing and pricing companies, financing and refinancing, structuring a transaction, negotiating the acquisition agreement and the letter of intent, closing the transaction, and postmerger integration and divestitures.


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 businesses, with topics covered in this text including income approach using rates and returns to establish value, market approach using guideline companies and M&A transactions, asset approach, adjusting value through premiums and discounts, and determining a valuation conclusion.


Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings
Gaughan, Wiley, 2014

Fifth edition of this publication explores recent trends and practices in mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings, with topics covered in this text including merger strategy, takeover tactics, antitakeover measures, leveraged buy-outs, going-private transactions, employee stock ownership plans, corporate restructuring, restructuring in bankruptcy, and joint venture and strategic alliances.


Valuation for Mergers, Buyouts, and Restructuring
Arzac, Wiley Finance, 2007

Text focuses on valuation for mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring purposes, with topics covered in the textbook including forecasting and valuing free cash flows, equity premium and cost of capital, understanding and using valuation multiples, economic value added, valuation with changing capital structure, capacity for debt financing, valuing earnout cash flows, and valuing entry and exit options.


Middle Market M & A: Handbook for Investment Banking and Business Consulting
Marks, Slee, Blees, Nall, Wiley, 2012

Practical guide provides in-depth coverage of the mergers and acquisitions market for middle market companies, with topics covered including market overview, buy-side and sell-side representation and processes, financial analysis, market valuation, deal structure and legal documentation, tax structure,  strategy, and provisions, regulatory compliance, due diligence, and financing sources and structures.


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

Roberts, Wiley, 2009

Publication focuses on mergers and acquisitions involving middle market companies valued between $5 million and $300 million from both a buyer and seller perspective, with topics addressed in this text including buy-side versus sell-side valuations, market pricing multiples and their realities, establishing balance sheet targets, qualitative values inherent in the target company, and special valuation topics.



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