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Takeovers: A Strategic Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions, Fourth Edition by Paul S.  Bird ,Ralph C. Ferrara ,Gregory V. Gooding ,William D. Regner ,Maeve O'Connor ,William D. Regner ,Gary W. Kubek ,Meredith M. Brown ,Jonathan E. Levitsky Takeovers: A Strategic Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions, Fourth Edition by Paul S.  Bird ,Ralph C. Ferrara ,Gregory V. Gooding ,William D. Regner ,Maeve O'Connor ,William D. Regner ,Gary W. Kubek ,Meredith M. Brown ,Jonathan E. Levitsky

Takeovers: A Strategic Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions, Fourth Edition

By Paul S. Bird, Gregory V. Gooding, Jonathan E. Levitsky, Maeve O'Connor, William D. Regner
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Takeovers: A Strategic Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

Demystify the takeover process with the straightforward guidance found in Takeovers: A Strategic Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions, the definitive desk reference to managing the legal, regulatory, and economic aspects of today’s increasingly complex corporate combinations, including cross-border acquisitions.

Using the expert insights in this guide to the takeover process, you will swiftly master the nomenclature, tempo of deal-making and techniques for closing in all types of business combinations.Takeovers: A Strategic Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions gives you a practical understanding of the critical procedures, issues, and laws both bidder and target corporations must consider, including:

  • How tender offers are regulated
  • Proxy contests
  • The Hart-Scott-Rodino Act
  • Strategic litigation
  • Federal regulation of a target’s responses to a takeover
  • Poison pills
  • State takeover legislation
  • Deal protections
  • Directors’ duties
  • Going private

This updated Fourth Edition of Takeovers: A Strategic Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions expands the entire book with coverage of such topics as:

  • Recent trends in mergers and acquisitions
  • The impact of Rule 14d-10 on tender offers and proposed SEC amendments clarifying the rule
  • Developments in insider trading law
  • Proposed amendments to the proxy rules allowing delivery of proxy materials via the Internet
  • Stockholder proposals relating to poison pills and majority voting
  • Changes in the Hart- Scott-Rodino rules
  • Political considerations in cross-border M&A and increased attention to the role of CFIUS
  • How the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the USA Patriot Act have affected M&A
  • Developments in the standards of judicial review applicable to director actions
  • Developments relating to deal protection
  • Changes in federal tax rules affecting business combinations
  • Shareholder activism and M&A

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Pages 852
Last Updated 12/09/2019
Update Frequency Annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9781543813227
SKU 10071955-7777
Publish Frequency Annually
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
SKU 000000000010071670
Table of Contents

PART I. CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE BIDDER

  • Planning for a Takeover
  • Initial Purchases
  • Approaching the Target
  • Tender Offers
  • Financing of Tender Offers
  • Proxy Contests
  • Strategic Litigation

PART II. CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE TARGET

  • Advance Planning
  • State Law Regulation of Tender Offer Responses: The Business Judgment Rule and Other Standards
  • Responding to Tender Offers
  • Defensive Strategies
  • Making Peace and Protecting the Deal

PART III. SPECIAL TAKEOVER-RELATED TOPICS

  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Antitrust Requirements
  • Going-Private Transactions
  • State Takeover Legislation
  • Shareholder Activism and M&A
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