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MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND CORPORATE RESTRUCTURINGS
FIFTH EDITION

MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS, AND CORPORATE RESTRUCTURINGS
FIFTH EDITION

PATRICK A. GAUGHAN

JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC.

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CONTENTS
Case Study Preface Part 1 Background 1 Introduction
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 DealMerger 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

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Historyof Mergers
Merger Waves What Causes Merger Waves? First Wave, 1897–1904 Second Wave, 1916–1929 The 1940s
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Third Wave, 1965–1969 Trendsetting Mergers of the 1970s Fourth Wave, 1984–1989 Fifth Wave Sixth Merger Wave Summary

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Legal Framework
Laws Governing Mergers, Acquisitions, and Tender Offers Other Specific Takeover...
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