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Deals from hell : M & A lessons that rise above the ashes

Author: Robert F Bruner
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2005.
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This book presents a detailed look at the worst M & A deals ever and the lessons learned from them. It's common knowledge that about half of all merger and acquisition (M & A) transactions destroy value for the buyer's shareholders, and about three-quarters fall short of the expectations prevailing at the time the deal is announced. In "Deals from Hell", Robert Bruner, one of the foremost thinkers and educators in  Read more...
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Bruner, Robert F., 1949-
Deals from hell.
Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, ©2005
(DLC) 2004029114
(OCoLC)57202269
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F Bruner
ISBN: 9780471737186 0471737186 9780470468821 0470468823 0470452595 9780470452592
OCLC Number: 429917816
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 420 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Foreword by Arthur Levitt, Jr. Acknowledgments. 1. Introduction. I. The Foundations of M&A Failure. 2. Where M&A Pays and Where It Strays:A Survey of Research. 3. Profiling the Outlying M&A Deals. 4. Real Disasters and M&A Failure. II. Case Studies of M&A Failure. 5. February 1968: Merger of the Pennsylvania and New York Central Railroads. 6. December 1986: The Leveraged Buyout of Revco Drug Stores. 7. September 1989: The Acquisition of Columbia Pictures by Sony Corporation. 8. September 1991: The Acquisition of NCR Corporation by AT&T Corporation. 9. December 1993: Renault's Proposed Merger with Volvo. 10. December 1994: The Acquisition of Snapple by Quaker Oats. 11. May 1999: Mattel's Acquisition of The Learning Company. 12. January 2001: Merger of AOL and Time Warner. 13. December 2001: Dynegy's Proposed Merger with Enron. 14. January 2002: Acquisition Program of Tyco International. III. Avoiding the Deal from Hell. 15. Conclusions and Implications. 16. Memo to the CEO:A Coda on Growth. References. About the Author. Index.
Responsibility: Robert F. Bruner.

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