This book is a great way to learn about the nitty-gritty of mergers & acquisitions. It offers a variety of methods to examine M&A projects and it uses real-life examples. As opposed to many other texts, it is also very readable. It is one of the few accessible M&A books for neophytes.
A must read not only for beginners but also for practicioners. This book provides something different than other M&A / valuation books that I've read. It explains various techniques and structures of M&A transactions in a way that has never been explained in other books. The basic definitions are there to explain the most basic things, but the author gives examples to show the application of a real life situation. Note that although the book provides modeling examples, it doesn't go through them line by line. So for those of you who try to get to know how to create a spreadsheet model, this is not the book, but if you want to know, say, the implication of a structure to a tax basis of the merging entities, this is the one to have.
* Hardcover: 448 pages
* Publisher: McGraw-Hill; 1 edition (November 1, 1992)
* Language: English
* ISBN-10: 155623676X