What Others Are Saying

“A definitive manual for M&A transactions. If you only were allowed to have one book on this subject in your library, this is the one that you want.”

"Highly practical. I have been an M&A practitioner for twenty years and rarely have I found a book that is as readable and useable as this one. The author is able to synthesize difficult concepts and communicate them in a highly user friendly way.”

"Very detailed source for information on mergers, acquisitions and buyouts. The question and answer format is a great way to identify the information that you need.”

— Selected Amazon reviews

Who Should Use These Books

  • CEOs, CFOs, corporate development heads, and HR professionals
  • Advisors such as attorneys, investment bankers, accountants, and consultants
  • Capital sources such as private equity, lending, and hedge fund professionals
  • Business and law students who wish to enter the M&A market

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Many children of the 1970s and earlier will recall the classic American sitcom, Three’s Company. The story revolved around three single roommates — Janet, Chrissy, and Jack — who lived together platonically in a Santa Monica (CA) apartment. Each week brought a new comedy of errors, with a seemingly never-ending (and inevitably awkward) parade of social escapades, hijinks and misunderstandings. More than 30 years after its series finale, Three’s Company still resonates — in the least likely of all places, the world of M&A. Many dealmakers will agree that selecting a partner with which to transact is like finding the perfect roommate. It’s not easy. Add a third party to the mix, and hijinks can ensue if a rigorous and thoughtful deal process is not followed.


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