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Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions

Edited by: Steven Davidoff Solomon, Claire A. Hill

ISBN13: 9781784711474
Published: September 2016
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £150.00

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Global in scope and written by leading scholars in the field, the Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions is a modern-day survey providing cutting edge analysis of the state of M&A using history, theory, and empirical work, and also providing a theoretical framework for future research and development in the field.

Its chapters explore the history of mergers and acquisitions, considering the theory behind the structure of modern transaction documentation. The authors also address other key M&A issues, such as takeover defenses; judges and practitioners' perspectives on litigation; the appraisal remedy and other aspects of Federal and state law, as well as M&A considerations in the structure of start-ups. The book's coverage is novel as well as broad, broaching comparative issues and shareholder activism in addition to more traditional areas.

This Research Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, practitioners, judges and legislators.

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PART I History and Overview
1. Mergers and Acquisitions: A Cyclical and Legal Phenomenon
Claire A. Hill, Brian JM Quinn and Steven Davidoff Solomon
2. M&A Contracts: Purposes, Types, Regulation and Patterns of Practice
John C. Coates IV
3. The Market for Corporate Control: Survey of the Empirical Evidence, Estimation Issues, and Potential Areas for Future Research
Darius Palia

PART II Foundational Principles
4. The Modern Business Judgement Rule
D. Gordon Smith
5. Equivalence: Form and Substance in Business Acquisitions
Charles K. Whitehead

PART III Transaction Structuring
6. A Founders’ Guide to Unicorn Creation: How Liquidation Preferences in M&A Transactions Affect Start-up Valuation
Robert P. Bartlett, III
7. Addressing Informational Challenges with Earnouts in Mergers and Acquisitions
Albert H. Choi

PART IV Takeover and Deal Defenses
8. Takeover Defenses: The Lay of the Land of Disputed Sign Posts
Jordan Barry
9. Staggered Boards: Practice, Theory, and Evidence
Simone M. Sepe
10. Deal Protection Devices: The Negotiation, Protection, and Enforcement of M&A Transactions
Megan Wischmeier Shaner

PART V Standards of Review
11. The Role of Judicial Opinions in Shaping M&A Practice
Lawrence A. Hamermesh and Jacob J. Fedechko
12. The Reconfiguring of Revlon
Lyman Johnson
13. Freezeouts: Doctrine and Perspectives
Fernán Restrepo and Guhan Subramanian

PART VI Litigation
14. Settlements and Fees in Merger Litigation
Sean J. Griffith
15. Lead Plaintiffs and Lead Counsel in Deal Litigation
David H. Webber

PART VII Statutory Issues
16. The Deterrence Value of Stockholder Appraisal
Charles R. Korsmo and Minor Myers
17. Tender Offers and Disclosure: The History and Future of the Williams Act
Christina M. Sautter

PART VIII Shareholder Activism
18. Activist Stockholders, Corporate Governance Challenges, and Delaware Law
Donald F. Parsons, Jr. and Jason S. Tyler
19. Short and Long Term Investors (and Other Stakeholders Too): Must (and Do) Their Interests Conflict?
Claire A. Hill and Brett H. McDonnell

PART VIII Comparative Perspectives
20. Canadian M & A: A Comparative Perspective
Christopher Nicholls
21. Legal Transplants in the Law of the Deal: M&A Agreements in India
Afra Afsharipour