Category: Consolidation and merger of corporations
Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the lawâe"the statutes, cases, and regulationsâe"but also the documentation and the practices within the transacting community. This brand new book prepares students for practice. It includes, and explains, deal documentation, and discusses how negotiations proceed, referencing both the relevant law and transacting norms. It covers Federal and State law, as well as other relevant regulatory regimes involving antitrust, national security, FCPA and other issues. It has questions designed to get students to understand the law and the underlying policy, and problems to get students familiar with transaction structuring. The text covers the latest materials on developments in the transacting worldâe"where the law is going, where practice is going, how each might inform the other. And the book also has significant breadth, including chapters on accounting and valuation that should be accessible even to students with less quantitative facility, as well as shareholder activism and international M&A. For more information and additional teaching materials, visit the companion site.
Offering up-to-date and rich, yet succinct, coverage with the perfect mix of theory and practice, Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance, Third Edition equips students with the legal rules and economic and financial principles they will need to help clients make key strategic choices during an acquisition. Key Features: Cases and materials illustrating Delaware’s embrace of private ordering to minimize judicial review in cash out mergers and other contexts (the M&F Worldwide case and related cases such as In re Volcano Corp.) Twenty-first century changes to the classical “enhanced scrutiny” review of Unocal, Revlon, and Blasius (the Air Gas decision and Chancellor Chandler’s presentation of the 30-year evolution of Delaware law) New presentation of insider trading law that emphasizes its application in a merger context (the U.S. v. Salman case and rearrangement of the material to lead with classical and misappropriation theories before applications like tippee and other theories extending liability Materials on insider trading, poison pill, deal protection devices, activist shareholders, and more. Clear text and charts that facilitate students’ grasp of the financial and legal choices available to planners considering an acquisition.
Global in scope and written by leading scholars in the field, the Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions is a modern-day survey of the state of M&A. Its chapters explore the history of mergers and acquisitions and also consider the theory behind the structure of modern transaction documentation. The book also address other key M&A issues, such as takeover defenses; judges and practitioners' perspectives on litigation; the appraisal remedy and other aspects of Federal and state law, as well as M&A considerations in the structure of start-ups. This Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, practitioners, judges and legislators.
This volume focuses upon the processes by which new business organization forms have developed in the US, UK, and continental Europe. Part I addresses the theoretical developments in partnership and close corporation law. In Part II, the contributors offer insights into the forces shaping theevolution of partnership-type business forms in the US, UK, and several European jurisdictions, and Part III provides detailed analyses of the Limited Liability Company (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), the European Private Company, and the Dutch partnership form.The debate on the design of business organization forms adapted to meet the current needs of a range of closely held firms has gained momentum amid the continuing pressures to supply the most competitive business form for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Which economic and political forcesare responsible for the emergence of new limited liability forms for SMEs? Over the last decade this question has often been addressed, as corporate law scholars, practitioners, and policymakers have increasingly directed their attention towards introducing partnership-type business forms. In theUS, states have incentives to take a proactive attitude towards legislative innovations in the field of business organization law, so as to capture and retain closely held firms. In recent years, a rapid succession of statutory innovations of partnership forms (such as the introduction of the LLCand rapid adoption of the LLP) have transformed business organization law.Similar processes can also be identified in the UK and continental Europe. While the EC has pursued the harmonization of the law of public corporations, there has been no real attempt to adopt a series of similar measures for the benefit of closely held firms. A group of European business leadersand experts, however, have drafted recently a business organization statute appropriate for SMEs engaged in cross-border business.
Introduces capital asset pricing model, option pricing theory, modern portfolio theory, and legal materials that demonstrate that these theories make a difference in the courtroom, the boardroom, and the rest of the real world. Cases and materials chosen are carefully edited for teaching and efficient coverage. Introduces students to basic accounting and evaluation concepts, the requirements for issuing shares, closely held enterprises, and publicly held corporations. Also covers the various classes of securities from common stock to options and derivatives. Deals with mergers and acquisitions and corporate practice.