Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities, Second Edition: An Integrated Approach to Process, Tools, Cases, and Solutions (Academic Press Advanced Finance)

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9780122095528: Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities, Second Edition: An Integrated Approach to Process, Tools, Cases, and Solutions (Academic Press Advanced Finance)

This second edition is written readers who crave real world learning. Professor DePamphilis has filled this book with updated cases and grounded models which reflect the theoretical underpinnings of the field. Expanded usage of "key idea" section headings enable the student to understand more easily the key point in each section of each chapter. Chapter 5 provides a detailed listing of questions commonly used to evaluate target firms doing due diligence. A primer on using financial ratios in Chapter 8 has been extended to include a convenient summary of commonly used financial ratios and suggestions as to how they may be used to evaluate target firms. The accompanying CD includes a set of Excel spreadsheets that supplements Chapter 8.

An Instructor's manual, available on the web, contains suggested learning objectives, chapter presentations for creating lectures or providing students with study guides, more than 750 test questions and answers (including true/false, multiple choice, essay questions, and practice problems), and solutions to all chapter business case studies in the book. The manual also contains detailed course syllabi that have been used extensively for both undergraduate and graduate classes and suggested ways for teaching the materials.

Includes 18 new case studies; all 70 cases have been updated

Instructor's Manual available on the web; includes practice problems and solutions

Accompanying CD includes a set of Excel spreadsheets that will supplement Chapter 8

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From the Back Cover:

PRAISE for the FIRST EDITION:

"Dr. DePamphilis’ book is a rare achievement—a textbook that provides ‘nuts and bolts’ information for the businessperson with responsibility for doing a deal. I intend to give a copy to every one of my clients as a ‘must read’ before considering a merger or acquisition. A few pages into Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities I knew it was obviously written by someone who has ‘been there, done that’."
- H. Edward Wesermann, The Edge Group, Edmonton, Canada

Each chapter of the Second Edition has been updated to reflect current developments and the latest academic and empirical research. This edition features exciting new content of interest to students, professors, and M&A practitioners:

Deal Structuring and Valuation Model Software:
Gives the student or practitioner an opportunity to see first hand the typical formulae used to construct complex models designed to analyze, value, and structure M&A deals. Readers may also use the model to structure and value deals by simply inserting their own data and modifying the model to reflect the unique aspects of their situation.

Eighteen new business cases:
All 70 case studies include discussion questions, many of which have solutions in the back of the book. See the Business Case listing at the end of the preface for the titles of all business cases included in this book.

Practical financial modeling techniques:
Discussion of financial modeling has been substantially expanded and includes a step-by-step explanation of how to perform sophisticated financial modeling techniques to analyze, value, and structure deals.

Transaction-tested due diligence question list: Chapter 5 provides a detailed listing of questions commonly used by professionals to evaluate target firms doing due diligence.

Techniques for choosing restructuring strategies:
Chapter 13’s discussion of common restructuring strategies provides a framework for selecting the appropriate restructuring strategy ranging from spin-offs to carve-outs to divestitures.

Primer on using financial ratios:
Chapter 8 has been extended to include a convenient summary of commonly used financial ratios and suggestions as to how they may be used to evaluate target companies.

Detailed sources of publicly available data: Chapters 4 and 5 include lengthy lists of both online and "hard copy" sources of information including economic, industry, market, and financial data.

Strategy selection guidelines:
Chapter 4 has been expanded to provide tools for assisting in the selection of corporate and business unit level strategies.

About the Author:

Donald M. DePamphilis has a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and has managed more than 30 acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures, minority investments, as well as licensing and supply agreements. He is currently Clinical Professor of Finance at the College of Business Administration at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He has also taught mergers andacquisitions and corporate restructuring at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Irvine, and Chapman University toundergraduates, MBA, and Executive MBA students. He has published a number of articles on economic forecasting, business planning, and marketing. As Vice President of Electronic Commerce at Experian, Dr. DePamphilis managed the development of an award winning Web Site. He was also Vice President of Business Development at TRW Information Systems and Services, Director of Planning at TRW, and Chief Economist at National Steel Corporation.

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