Top M&A books recommended by experts

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Fundamentals of M&A

Understanding the concepts of M&A starts with understanding the fundamentals. On your way to mastery, it's crucial for you to understand how certain concepts were derived, and why things work like they do. Starting with these resources is the best way to do so.

M&A Titans: The Pioneers Who Shaped Wall Street's Mergers and Acquisitions Industry

M&A Titans: The Pioneers Who Shaped Wall Street's Mergers and Acquisitions Industry

This book focuses on the 11 men, lawyers and bankers, who are responsible for the creation of Wall Street's merger industry. It specifically concentrates on the events and personalities who dominated Wall Street during the takeover battles of the 1970s and 1980s.

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Mergers and Acquisitions from A to Z

Mergers and Acquisitions from A to Z

Complete with expert advice, case studies, checklists, and sample documents, Mergers and Acquisitions from A to Z walks you through every step of the process--from valuation to securities laws to closing and successful integration.

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Agile M&A: Proven Techniques to Close Deals Faster and Maximize Value

Agile M&A: Proven Techniques to Close Deals Faster and Maximize Value

The agile approach to project management was originally developed to address workflow inefficiencies in the software development industry. This approach is based around universally applicable operational values such as speed, flexibility, cross-functional transparency, and teamwork -- values which are perfectly suited to highly dynamic, informationally complex undertakings like M&A. As a project management style, agile has proven to be uniquely suited to the modern globalized business landscape, which is defined by its unpredictability, instantaneous communication, and focus on rapid growth and innovation. The success of the agile approach has led to its adoption throughout a variety of industries

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Financial Modeling and Valuation: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity

Financial Modeling and Valuation: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity

"In Financial Modeling and Valuation, Paul Pignataro provides individual investors with an easy-to-use, step-by-step method for analyzing companies and their securities using the same financial modeling techniques used by professionals. By using Walmart, an American icon that is familiar to all, as a case study, Paul makes financial modeling come alive. Paul trained our staff in Beijing and is exceptionally well qualified to write this book."

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Deals from Hell: M&A Lessons that Rise Above the Ashes

Deals from Hell: M&A Lessons that Rise Above the Ashes

"Deals from Hell" surveys failure in mergers and acquisitions, drawing on an extensive review of research, original study of 2,804 transactions, and detailed case studies of ten prominent failures. The conclusions challenge conventional wisdom about M&A and enrich our ability to anticipate failure and promote success.

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The Art of M&A, Fourth Edition: A Merger Acquisition Buyout Guide

The Art of M&A, Fourth Edition: A Merger Acquisition Buyout Guide

Authoritative and completely up-to-date, the Fourth Edition of The Art of M&A is an unsurpassed, one-stop guide to every facet of mergers and acquisitions that enables you to make winning deals with complete confidence. This definitive resource retains its popular Q&A format, offering quick access to all the changes that have occurred in the field since the merger wave of the 1990s. The book explores every key aspect of winning M&A transactions, and presents advice on avoiding common M&A pitfalls.

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