A Not-So-Tender Offer: An Insider's Look at Mergers and Their Consequences

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Beard Books, 1995 - Business & Economics - 264 pages
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Contents

Why Are These Mergers Different from All Other Mergers?
3
Transactions Are Up but Dollar Values Are Down
5
The Decline of LBOsThose Internal Mergers
7
Using More Cash or Stock versus Bonds or Notes
10
A Batch of Plays that Became Big Deals
11
Mergers DO Help
13
Are the Megadeals Risks Manageable?
16
When the Urge to Merge Becomes the Zest to Divest
19
Sony Bites the Bullet
123
Should We Worry About the Foreign Incursion?
125
Wall Streets New Newer Newest Breeds
129
The Wisdom of Solomon
130
The Eagerness of Schwarzman
131
The Earnestness of Rattner
135
The Entrepreneurship of Jackson
139
The Big Players
143

Why the Collectors of Companies Began to Shed Them
20
A Gallery of Deconglomerates
21
The Results of Failing to Know Other Businesses
25
The Role of Conglomerates Recycling America
27
The Strategic Merger
33
HealthCare MAs Pace the Whole Trend
36
The Binge in Telecommunications
38
Buying Brands to Create a Bigger Market Basket
42
Retailing and WholesalingCall It Store Wars
45
Forming Big Complexes in Publishing and Media
48
Hostile Bids Roil the Banks and Insurance Firms
49
Its a Brand New Sky in Airlines and Aircraft
53
How Strategic is the Strategic Merger?
55
To Buy or Die Examining MA Philosophy
57
Going It Alone or Buying Others to Grow
61
Things Dont Change They Just Stay the Same
62
Building the Strategic Merger
63
Examining Several Merger Philosophies
66
The Typical American Merger
71
Guard Your Idea It Could be Contagious
72
When Is It a Merger and When Is It an Acquisition?
73
An American Saga with a Moral
74
Separating the Real Bidders from the Wannabees
78
Its a Circus Its an auction Itsa Merger
81
Each Deal Is a Unique Equation of Cause and Effect
83
Nine Guidelines for Handling a Merger
84
Seven Abuses the MAs Invite
87
Tracking Down the Real Players
91
Unfriendly Fire Hostile Deals and Competing Bidders
99
Four Company Wars
100
Some Earlier Hostilities
104
Will the Hostility Trend Continue?
105
The Global Clamor for Making Deals
109
US Buys Foreign Companies
110
Whos Helping the Foreigners to Buy the US?
112
Some Interesting ForeignUS Deals
114
The Foreign Takeover StyleRough and Tumble Like Ours
116
How Compatible Are Japanese and American Executives?
121
Murdoch Turner and Black
145
Redstone Kerkorian Kluge
147
Araskog Pickens Icahn and Perelman
150
Kravis and Forstmann
155
The Little Players
161
The Business of Brokering
162
The Biggest of the Little
163
Jim Throne of Pennsylvania
165
Herb Cohen of New York
166
John Keate of Ohio
169
Dick Read of Florida
171
Duncan Haile of Connecticut
172
Brian Knight of Vermont
174
How Not to Need a Broker
175
Getting Money From the Bank
179
A Renewed Interest in Financing
180
How Banks Rate MAs and Participate in Them
182
Banks Themselves Are Merging and Downsizing
185
The Job Cruncherand How You Can Ease the Crunch
187
Are Fewer Really Better?
188
Workers Are Making an Impact
190
What to Do If You Lose Your Job in a Merger
192
Getting A Job Is All a Matter of Attitude
193
Are the Jobless Numbers Right?
195
Busy Days for Minideals
197
One Busy Day in Minideah
198
Examining the Minideal Strategy
200
How to Go Public Without Going Public
201
More Reasons for Selling Out
203
The FutureMore and and Bigger
207
Bia and Ever Biaaer?
209
Steady or Unlimited?
211
Stretching Strength to the Maximum
214
Predicting the Future MA Trend
217
Rebutting Those Forecasts and Those Opinions
224
So How Big Can MAs Get?
226
Index
229
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