Mergers and Acquisitions: Text and Cases provides guiding frameworks and information on Mergers and Acquisitions (M A), complemented by a set of well-matched cases. The purpose is not to rehash the existing set of M A books, but to provide real-world examples of situations that allow the reader to utilize the core concepts and processes in M A. The authors present a process-based framework of M A, within which the reader is given in-depth information about the steps in doing deals. The reader then has the ability to apply these concepts and frameworks to the full-length cases. The book can be used as a stand-alone text because it provides good coverage of the entire M A process. In order to more specifically focus on any particular aspect of M A, the text can easily be supplemented with focused materials.
Kevin Boeh is an experienced investment banker and management consultant, with over 100 successful strategic advisory, public and private corporate finance, and M&A clients. He has raised over $5B (US) on Wall Street, and completed over $5B (US) in M&A transactions. He has deep functional expertise in corporate, M&A, and partnering strategies, deal negotiation, and execution. Mr. Boeh formerly served as Vice President, Group Head at investment bank Robertson Stephens, and as the Head of the Strategic Development Group. Previously Mr. Boeh was with the consulting practices of both A.T. Kearney and Accenture. Mr. Boeh has completed extensive international work with clients in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Israel, Japan, United Kingdom, and Australia. He has been a frequent keynote speaker at conferences and events. Mr. Boeh serves on the boards of directors of two private companies and runs a merchant banking fund. He received an M.B.A., Finance and Strategy from UCLA - The Anderson School, and an undergraduate degree in Economics from The Colorado College. Mr. Boeh is currently a doctoral candidate at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. Paul W. Beamish holds the Canada Research Chair in International Business at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. He is the author or co-author of over 50 books and 100 refereed articles, and is the recipient of numerous best research awards. He served as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of International Business Studies from 1993-97 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, Academy of International Business, and Asia Pacific Foundation. At Ivey, he has taught on a variety of programs, including the Executive MBA offered at its campus in Hong Kong and the MSc program, with its major in International Business. From 1999-2004 he served as Associate Dean Research. He worked for Procter and Gamble and Wilfrid Laurier University before joining Ivey's faculty in 1987. Beamish also has responsibility for Ivey Publishing, the distributor of Ivey's case collection. He has authored over 100 case studies, which have appeared in case journals, and in over 125 books. Over 2.5 million copies of his cases have been studied worldwide.