Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies BY BILL SNOW

Mergers & Acquisitions For Dummies BY BILL SNOW

About the book

This book is the ultimate handbook on the buying and selling of companies. It is a direct-to-the-point guide that uses plain language in discussing industry-specific terms and jargon. It analyzes valuation techniques, legal documents required in the buying and selling of companies, and even provides insights about such deals. It uses examples from the real world to provide the reader with a clearer vision of how it works.

Review

This book is a well-written guide with a practical approach to M&A. It illustrated various jargon and concepts in a detailed and clear way and included tips and advice in each discussion. However, it can be noticed that the book can sometimes prioritize on M&A in business rather than in the legal aspect.

This book is a recommendable read to everyone dealing with M&A, whether they are professional or novice to the concept. It covers many topics and discusses them clearly and practically to cater to even readers without prior knowledge of it. With various examples provided in the discussions, the concepts are explained in a more direct and easier way.

About the Author

BILL SNOW is an expert when it comes to mergers and acquisitions. He led many companies, startups, and venture-backed dot-coms. His view of corporate development provides him clearer and more practical approach to evaluating the needs of a business owner when it comes to the selling and buying of companies.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

PART 1: MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS 101

Chapter 1: The Building Blocks of Mergers and Acquisitions

Chapter 2: Getting Ready to Buy or Sell a Company

Chapter 3: Previewing the Generally Accepted M&A Process

PART 2: TAKING THE FIRST STEPS TO BUY OR SELL A COMPANY

Chapter 4: Financing M&A Deals

Chapter 5: With a Little Help from Your Friends: Working with M&A Advisors

Chapter 6: Finding and Contacting Buyers or Sellers

PART 3: STARTING THE DEAL ON THE RIGHT FOOT

Chapter 7: Assuring Confidentiality

Chapter 8: Creating and Reviewing an Offering Document

Chapter 9: Properly Expressing Interest in Doing a Deal

Chapter 10: Ensuring Successful First Meetings Between Buyer and Seller

PART 4: FIRMING UP THE DEAL

Chapter 11: An Insider’s Guide to M&A Negotiating

Chapter 12: Crunching the Numbers: Establishing Valuation and Selling Price

Chapter 13: LOI and Behold: Making or Perceiving an Offer

Chapter 14: Confirming Everything! Doing Due Diligence

Chapter 15: Documenting the Final Deal: The Purchase Agreement

PART 5: CLODING THE DEAL… AND BEYOND!

Chapter 16: Knowing What to Expect on Closing Day

Chapter 17: Handling Post-Closing Announcements and Adjustments

Chapter 18: Come Together: Integrating Buyer and Seller

PART 6: THE PART OF TENS

Chapter 19: Ten Consideration Prior to Signing an LOI

Chapter 20: Ten Major M&A Errors and How to Avoid Them

Chapter 21: Ten Possible Ways to Solve Valuation Differences

Appendix

Index