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Mergers and Acquisitions: A Step by Step Legal and Practical Guide

ISBN13: 9780470222744
Published: February 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: USA
Format: Hardback
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Other Jurisdictions , Mergers and Acquisitions, USA
Contents: Preface. Acknowledgements. About The Website.
Chapter 1. Structuring Fundamentals. Basic Corporate Finance Concepts. Reasons For Acquisitions. Three Basic Acquisition Structures. Structuring Considerations: Overview.
Chapter 2. The Acquisition Process. Overview. Valuation Of The Business. Investment Bank Engagement Letters. Letters Of Intent. Stay Bonuses And Other Employee Retention Arrangements. Business And Legal Due Diligence. Intellectual Property Due Diligence. From Signing To Closing. Appendices.
Chapter 3. Corporate (Non-Tax) Structuring Considerations. Business Objectives, State Law Concerns, And Other Structuring Considerations. Acquisition Structure Diagrams. Forms Of Acquisition Consideration. Debt. Subordination Terms And The Analysis Of The Risks Of Holding Debt. Successor Liability And The De Facto Merger Doctrine. Securities Law Compliance. Antitrust Compliance: Hart-Scott-Rodino Act. Equity Compensation. ISOS. Employment Agreements And Non-Competition Covenants. Employment And Benefits Law. Acquisition Accounting. Recapitalization Accounting. Cross-Border Acquisitions. Appendices.
Chapter 4. Tax Considerations. Taxable Versus Tax-Free Transactions: Overview Of Relevant Situations. Detailed Analysis Of The Positions Of The Target And Its Owners And Of The Buyer. Taxable Transactions And Their Tax Effects. Tax-Free Transactions. Special Situations. Golden Parachute Tax.
Chapter 5. The Definitive Acquisition Agreement. Economic Terms. Representations And Warranties. Covenants. Additional Agreements. Conditions To Closing. Survival Of Representations And Indemnification. Termination. Miscellaneous. Representing Targets: A Summary. Appendices.
Chapter 6. Acquisitions Of Public Companies. Public-To-Public Mergers: What Is Different? Case Law-Developed Fiduciary Duties And Standards Of Review. Securities Laws And Public Company Acquisitions. Anti-Takeover Devices. Appendix. Chapter
7. Leveraged Buyouts (Structural And Tax Issues) And Acquisitions Of A Troubled Business (Creditors' Rights And Bankruptcy). Leveraged Buyouts: Structural And Tax Issues. Acquisition Of A Troubled Business Generally. Fraudulent Transfers. Acquisitions Out Of Bankruptcy.