Overview

Do mergers lead to financial instability? How are shareholders' interests best served? How significant a role do taxes play? What are the implications for the structure and concentration of industry? Mergers and Acquisitions, prepared in an nontechnical format, answers these and other questions that have arisen from the takeover boom that began in the mid-1980s.

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Overview

Do mergers lead to financial instability? How are shareholders' interests best served? How significant a role do taxes play? What are the implications for the structure and concentration of industry? Mergers and Acquisitions, prepared in an nontechnical format, answers these and other questions that have arisen from the takeover boom that began in the mid-1980s.

"A significant piece of scholarship."—Peter Fuhrman, Forbes

"Accessible to interested laypersons and policy makers. . . . [A] thoroughly readable and informative book."—Gregg A. Jarrell, Journal of Economic Literature
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Alan J. Auerbach
1. The Growth of the "Junk" Bond Market and Its Role in Financing Takeovers
Robert A. Taggart, Jr.
2. Mergers and Acquisitions in the U.S. Economy: An Aggregate and Historical Overview
Devra L. Golbe and Lawrence J. White
3. An Overview of Takeover Defenses
Richard S. Ruback
4. The Impact of Taxation on Mergers and Acquisitions
Alan J. Auerbach and David Reishus
5. Management Buyouts as a Response to Market Pressure
Andrei Shleifer and Robert W. Vishny
List of Contributors
Index
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