This includes strategies to foresee - and keep a tight rein on - the risks inherent to every merger or acquisition. A merger and acquisition (M&A) deal can be a profitable springboard from which an organization builds tremendous long-term success - or a costly, difficult-to-absorb disaster. The key to experiencing the former, and preventing the latter, is a sound, effective due diligence process. The "Art of M&A Due Diligence" is today's most useful guidebook for uncovering problems and inconsistencies while they are still manageable. For professionals considering a merger or an acquisition, this concise yet complete overview of the due diligence process can help any acquirer control all types of acquisition risk such as: Financial (key ratios, red flags, Statement 82); Operational (background checks, on-site visits, regular versus irregular threats); Transactional (verification, the data room, checking warranties and reps at closing); Legal (topics in antitrust, trade, intellectual property, consumer laws, environmental law, employment law); and, more!
Written in the easy-to-understand question-and-answer style that has distinguished McGraw-Hill's bestselling "Art of M&A series", and featuring helpful checklists and legal cases, "The Art of M&A Due Diligence" is an indispensable primer for anyone involved, or considering becoming involved, in M&A activity.
Table of Contents
Part One: The Due Diligence Process. Chapter 1: conducting Due Diligence: An Overview. Chapter 2: The Financial Statements Review. Chapter 3: The Operations and Management Review. Chapter 4: The Legal Compliance Review. Part Two: Transactional Due Diligence. Chapter 5: The Documentation and Transaction Review. Chapter 6: Detecting Exposure Under Securities Law. Chapter 7: Detecting Exposure Under Tax Law and Accounting Regulations. Part Three: A Closer Look at Legal Compliance. Chapter 8: Detecting Exposure Under Antitrust Law and International Economic Law. Chapter 9: Detecting Exposure Under Intellectural Property Law. Chapter 10: Detecting Exposure Under Consumer Protection Law. Chapter 11: Detecting Exposure Under Environmental Law. Chapter 12: Detecting Exposure Under Employment Law.
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