ISBN 9780761935865,Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring

Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring



SAGE Publications Ltd

Publication Year 2007

ISBN 9780761935865

ISBN-10 076193586X


Number of Pages 432 Pages
Language (English)


This book covers the entire spectrum of activities in a typical merger transaction--starting from searching for candidates to closing the deal. It is designed to be a rigorous yet relevant book on mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring for students, research scholars and practitioners of finance. The key features of the book include: - Rationale for diversification via acquisition, searching for acquisitions, valuation of publicly and privately held companies, design of consideration in acquisitions, cross-border acquisitions and empirical evidence on mergers. - Various forms of corporate restructuring like spin-offs, carve outs, targeted stocks, reorganization of debt contracts, lay offs and downsizing are covered. - There is also a summary of the research conducted in this subject over the last 20 years. Product Description Review Tracking all processes of a typical merger transaction, from identifying the most appropriate candidates to negotiating and closing the deal, the book is like a Bible for those wanting to establish a working understanding of mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring. ( This book focuses on the purchase and sale of equity and the design of consideration in mergers and acquisitions. It comprises modules on important topics like valuations, real option analyses of M&As, accounting and taxation related issues in M&As, cross-border acquisitions, takeover defenses and other forms of corporate restructuring among others....It can be of great use as a part of the reading material for students pursuing MBA, CFA, CA, ICWA and similar other programs as also those seeking careers in consultancy related to strategy, investment banking and turn around management. It can also be used in executive programs covering various aspects of corporate restructuring. (South Asian Journal of Management) About the Author Chandrashekar Krishnamurti is an Associate Professor at the School of Business, Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand. He has held teaching positions at the National University of Singapore, Nanyang Business School, Singapore, the Indian Institute of Science and Monash University, Australia. He has a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of Iowa, USA. He has a wealth of teaching, research and consulting experience having worked in the US, India, Singapore and Australia. He is especially interested in market microstructure, risk management using derivatives, emerging markets and international finance. He has been a consultant for the Financial Institutions Reform and Expansion (FIRE) project funded by USAID and administered by Price Waterhouse LLP, USA. He has utilized his wide-ranging research expertise to conduct studies in Nasdaq, New York Stock Exchange, Paris Bourse, and stock exchanges in emerging countries. He has written a regular (MoneyGuru) column for Lycos Asia's Finance Portal ( covering topics of interest to individual investors. His main areas of research are in Corporate Finance and Market Microstructure. His secondary research interests include Emerging markets, International Finance and Risk Management. He has conducted executive training in Derivatives and Risk Management, Investment Strategies for Individual Investors. He has published in major international journals such as: Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Research, Quarterly Journal of Business and Economics (USA), The ICFAI Journal of Applied Finance (India), Research in International Business and Finance (USA), and Managerial Finance (UK). He has presented his research at major conferences around the world. Vishwanath S R is an Associate Consultant with the Tata Management Training Centre in Pune. He has also been on the faculties of S P Jain Institute of Management in Mumbai, T A Pai Management Institute in Manipal, and Bharathidasan Institute of Management in Trichy. He has lectured extensively in many business schools on a variety of topics in finance, and has also conducted executive education programs for executives from many companies like Wipro, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, MICO, and Hindustan Lever Limited among others. Vishwanath S R has edited two books on Advanced Corporate Finance and Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring. His teaching and research interests are in corporate finance.