Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies
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Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies

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The easy way to make smart business transactions Are you a business owner, investor, venture capitalist, or member of a private equity firm looking to grow your business by getting involved in a merger with, or acquisition of, another company? Are you looking for a plain-English guide to how mergers and acquisitions can affect your investments? Look no further. Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies explains the entire process step by step?from the different types of transactions and structures to raising funds and partnering. Plus, you'll get expert advice on identifying targets, business valuation, doing due diligence, closing the purchase agreement, and integrating new employees and new ways of doing business. * Step-by-step techniques and real-world advice for making successful mergers and acquisitions * Covers international laws and regulations * How to take advantage of high-value deals Going beyond the case studies of other books, Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies is your one-stop reference for making business growth a success.show more

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  • Paperback | 360 pages
  • 188 x 232 x 22mm | 539.77g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • John Wiley & Sons Ltd
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 0470385561
  • 9780470385562
  • 95,146

About Bill Snow

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.show more

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Learn to: Navigate the entire M&A process Identify and value targets Negotiate effectively The easy way to make smart business transactions Are you looking for a plain-English guide about mergers and acquisitions and how they can impact your company? Look no further. This hands-on, friendly roadmap explains the world of M&A -- from basic terminology to the step-by-step process of how to find, negotiate, finance, and close deals. Speak and act like a player -- get familiar with the building blocks of M&A: words, phrases, and decorum Uncover the rationale for doing deals -- discover the different reasons for buying or selling a company Take one step at a time -- learn the generally accepted process of buying or selling companies Get your motor running -- find out how to kick-start the process, from writing or assessing the offering document to expressing interest in doing a deal Check everything -- learn how to successfully navigate the due diligence process It ain't over 'til it's over! -- discover insider tips about negotiating and what really works (and what doesn't work) when trying to close a deal Sign on the dotted line -- fully understand that all-important day: closing day Manage the transition of the newly merged company -- smoothly integrate employees, policies, and procedures Open the book and find: How to prepare to make a solid deal Common reasons to buy or sell a company Strategies for approaching Buyer and Seller Advice on how to finance a deal Tips on reviewing a Seller's offer How a Buyer can get a good deal Ways to determine a company's worth What to expect on closing day Steps for making post-closing adjustmentsshow more

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.show more

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