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Mergers : what can go wrong and how to prevent it

Author: Patrick A Gaughan
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley, 2005.
Series: Wiley finance series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Complete with numerous real-world case histories of high-profile, high-stakes failures and successes, this book objectively analyzes previous mergers. Mergers identifies key characteristics of successful mergers by companies such as GE and Cisco, and it also provides pitfalls to avoid by examining mergers that failed, including AT & T, DaimlerChrysler, WorldCom, Quaker Oats, United Airlines, Sears, and Mattel. All  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick A Gaughan
ISBN: 0471419001 9780471419006
OCLC Number: 57003798
Description: xi, 356 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction to mergers and acquisitions --
Merger strategy : why do firms merge? --
Merger success research --
Valuation and overpaying --
Corporate governance : part of the solution --
Reversing the error : sell-offs and other restructurings --
Joint ventures and strategic alliances : alternatives to mergers and acquisitions.
Series Title: Wiley finance series.
Responsibility: Patrick A. Gaughan.
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"Complete with numerous real-world case histories of high-profile, high-stakes failures and successes, this book objectively analyzes previous mergers. Mergers identifies key characteristics of successful mergers by companies such as GE and Cisco, and it also provides pitfalls to avoid by examining mergers that failed, including AT & T, DaimlerChrysler, WorldCom, Quaker Oats, United Airlines, Sears, and Mattel. All research is illustrated with informative exhibits and tables to help readers grasp important concepts."--Jacket.

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