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

By Meredith M. Brown, Ralph C. Ferrara, Paul S. Bird, Gary W. Kubek, William D. Regner
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Demystify the takeover process with the straightforward guidance found in Aspen Publishers’ 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 Third 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
Last Updated 12/05/2018
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
ISBN 9780735597648
SKU 10046315-7777
Product Line Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S.
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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

PART III. SPECIAL TAKEOVER-RELATED TOPICS

  • Cross-Border Transactions
  • Antitrust Requirements
  • Going-Private Transactions
  • State Takeover Legislation
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