The study of failure is the source of thoughtful advances, and in Deals from Hell: M&A Lessons That Rise Above the Ashes, Bruner focuses on M&A failures to help you achieve M&A success. Comprised of three information-packed partsThe Foundations of M&A Failure; Case Studies of M&A Failures; and Avoiding the Deal from Hellthis comprehensive guide offers a realistic look at how M&A transactions really work.
By addressing the key factors of M&A failure and success, Deals from Hell illustrates the best ways to analyze, design, and implement your own M&A deals. You'll gain valuable perspectives from the standpoint of previous research, and through ten real-world case studies, you'll discover how little an M&A situation must differ in order to deliver rather different results. Some of the cases examined include:
All of the cases presented are paired with a counterpoint or complementary case. The comparison cases are not intended to be deals from heaventhey're merely examples of how thin the line is between M&A success and failure. After you've become familiar with the research and cases outlined in the first two sections of the book, Bruner concludes his M&A discussion with a look at the implications of these deals for CEOs, investors, and those concerned with public policy.
Filled with in-depth insights, expert advice, and valuable lessons gleaned from notably bad M&A transactions, Deals from Hell will change the way you think about M&A and help you understandas well as anticipatethe obstacles to M&A success. --This text refers to the Unknown Binding edition.
Slightly dry, but m&A practitioners (whether legal, advisory or otherwise) will likely glean at least a bit of knowledge from reading.Published 2 months ago by Thomas Laughlin
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Easy read, with case studies of failed mergers and acquisitions contrasted with successful M & A. Allows the reader to get a good overview of causes of failures in M & A without... Read morePublished on July 19, 2007 by Dana L. White