"Bob Bruner's Applied Mergers and Acquisitions is a masterful and comprehensive treatment of the topic of M&A. The book is remarkably complete, discussing economic valuation, legal considerations, deal structure, ethics, accounting, post-merger integration–and more. It blends material from practice and from academia in an easy-to-read style, making it a must-read, and want-to-read, for anyone interested in this subject."
Sylvan C. Coleman Professor of Financial Management, Harvard Business School
"Preeminent scholar Robert Bruner has combined the best insights from theory with proven lessons from industry to produce the definitive resource on mergers and acquisitions. Bruner’s renowned teaching skills and keen intellect are evident throughout, rendering a must-read for finance students, investors, and corporate executives into a remarkably enjoyable read."
Managing Partner, Windham Capital Management Boston and Research Director, The Research Foundation of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR)
"How many books really succeed in teaching M&A practitioners to distinguish among deals that should be avoided, deals that are promising but can’t be executed by the teams involved, and deals where significant value can be achieved? We should start the count with Bruner's Applied Mergers and Acquisitions. Bruner is the ultimate teacher for practitioners who want to improve performance."
–Edward A. Snyder
Dean and George Pratt Shultz Professor of Economics
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
"Bob Bruner has achieved the impossible: covering in one book all relevant economic, financial, accounting, legal, and tax aspects of mergers and acquisitions and illustrating each concept with case studies. Impressive!"
Professor of Finance, INSEAD
"Bob Bruner's book combines the best of academic thinking and business practice on one of the most fascinating and challenging topics in all of business. The area of mergers and acquisitions stretches executives and scholars to consider the whole realm of management practice–from strategy, to finance, to law, to negotiations, to integration planning, to human behavior."
–Robert S. Harris
Dean, Darden Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Virginia
One problem is the book doesn't show the chapter number on the top of each page. Have to read the contents every time...Published 10 months ago by QC
I use this book to teach a class on M&A at both the undergraduate and graduate level. The coverage is perfect and has a nice balance between rigor and readability. Read morePublished on March 26, 2012 by Finance Prof
I had this book for my M&A class at an elite university. The instructor who recommended the book to be taught in the class was a CEO of company. Read morePublished on November 26, 2010 by Hussain Jubail
I received this purchase in less than 6 days of placing the order, and since I'm a college student it was very convenient to not have to wait for a longer time.Published on October 1, 2010 by Graham O. Tomlinson
This is a great text for anyone interested in M&A. It gives an incredible amount of detail on the "nuts and bolts". Also includes lots of real world case studies.Published on August 21, 2010 by dan1027
Comprehensive M&A reference
getAbstract suspects that this comprehensive text by Robert F. Bruner, one of the leading academic authorities on mergers and acquisitions (M&A),... Read more
Very complete but not a "how to.." guide.
A great and thought provoking resource.
Should be on every investment banker book shelf
I found the book to be very difficult to follow in that it seems to be written for graduate level courses on the subject, with very little practical application. Read morePublished on March 18, 2007 by Dan Raymond