Mergers and Acquisitions For Dummies

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A hands-on guide to taking advantage of these high-power deals

Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies is for business owners and investors/venture capitalists along with those in private equity firms who are looking to grow their business or invest in a business by getting involved in a merger with or acquisition of another company. Going beyond the case studies of other books, this practical guide provides step-by-step techniques and real-world advice for making such a business...

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Overview

A hands-on guide to taking advantage of these high-power deals

Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies is for business owners and investors/venture capitalists along with those in private equity firms who are looking to grow their business or invest in a business by getting involved in a merger with or acquisition of another company. Going beyond the case studies of other books, this practical guide provides step-by-step techniques and real-world advice for making such a business transaction happen. It discusses the entire M&A process step by step—from the different types of transactions and structures and choosing the best option to raising funds and partnering, identifying targets, conducting business valuations, doing due diligence, and closing the purchase agreement. In order to insure the transaction's success, there's an extended section on transition and integration.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470385562
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 5/3/2011
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 217,875
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Meet the Author

Bill Snow is a noted authority on mergers and acquisitions who has successfully bought and sold companies as an investment banker. He also has held leadership positions in rapidly growing public companies, venture-backed dotcoms, and angel funded start-ups. His perspective on all stages of corporate development gives him unique insight to the needs of business owners and executives seeking to create value by selling or acquiring companies. He regularly writes and speaks on the subject.
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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Mergers & Acquisitions 101.

Chapter 1: The Building Blocks of Mergers and Acquisitions.

Chapter 2: Getting Ready to Buy or Sell a Company.

Chapter 3: Previewing the Generally Accepted M&A Process.

Part II: Taking the First Steps to Buy or Sell a Company.

Chapter 4: Financing M&A Deals.

Chapter 5: With a Little Help from Your Friends: Working with M&A Advisors.

Chapter 6: Finding and Contacting Buyers or Sellers.

Part III: Starting the Deal on the Right Foot.

Chapter 7: Assuring Confi dentiality.

Chapter 8: Creating and Reviewing an Offering Document.

Chapter 9: Properly Expressing Interest in Doing a Deal.

Chapter 10: Ensuring Successful First Meetings between Buyer and Seller.

Part IV: Firming Up the Deal.

Chapter 11: An Insider’s Guide to M&A Negotiating.

Chapter 12: Crunching the Numbers: Establishing Valuation and Selling Price.

Chapter 13: LOI and Behold: Making or Receiving an Offer.

Chapter 14: Confi rming Everything! Doing Due Diligence.

Chapter 15: Documenting the Final Deal: The Purchase Agreement.

Part V: Closing the Deal . . . and Beyond!

Chapter 16: Knowing What to Expect on Closing Day.

Chapter 17: Handling Post-Closing Announcements and Adjustments.

Chapter 18: Come Together: Integrating Buyer and Seller.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 19: Ten Considerations Prior to Signing an LOI.

Chapter 20: Ten Major M&A Errors and How to Avoid Them.

Chapter 21: Ten Possible Ways to Solve Valuation Differences.

Appendix.

Index.

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