1. Introduction

  1. Patrick A. Gaughan

Published Online: 5 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269077.ch1

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Gaughan, P. A. (2010) Introduction, in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269077.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470561966

Online ISBN: 9781118269077

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Keywords:

  • mergers and acquisitions;
  • economic slowdown;
  • expansion plans;
  • proposed deals;
  • cash reserves

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Recent M&A Trends

  • Definitions

  • Valuing a Transaction

  • Types of Mergers

  • Reasons for Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Merger Consideration

  • Merger Professionals

  • Merger Arbitrage

  • Leveraged Buyouts and the Private Equity Market

  • Corporate Restructuring

  • Merger Negotiations

  • Structuring the Deal

  • Merger Agreement

  • Merger Approval Procedures

  • Deal Closing

  • Short-Form Merger

  • Freezeouts and the Treatment of Minority Shareholders

  • Purchase of Assets Compared with Purchase of Stock

  • Assumption of the Seller's Liabilities

  • Advantages of Asset Acquisitions

  • Asset Selloffs

  • Reverse Mergers

  • Holding Companies