Book Title:

The Art of M&A Due Diligence (Hardcover)
by Alexandra Reed Lajoux (Author), Charles M. Elson (Author)

Editorial Reviews:

Book Description

The coauthor of the bestselling The Art of M&A: A Merger Acquisition Buyout Guide is back with a question and answer resource that focuses on the most critical steps in the M&A process. Drawing on the experience of 100 experts, Lajoux shows non-lawyers how to navigate due diligence and how to uncover data that can break a deal. Featuring global perspectives and special insights for small businesses, manufacturers, and service companies, this primer is essential for everyone involved in M&As.

Book Info

A guidebook for uncovering problems and inconsistencies while they are still manageable. Discusses risks such as; financial, operational, transactional, and legal. Question and answer format. DLC: Consolidation and merger of corporations-United States.

From the Back Cover

Strategies to Foresee – and Keep a Tight Rein On – The Risks Inherent to Every Merger or Acquisition. A merger and acquisition (M&A) deal can be a profitable springboard from which an organization builds tremendous long-term success, or a costly, difficult-to-absorb disaster. The key to experiencing the former, and preventing the latter, is a sound, effective due diligence process. The Art of M&A Due diligence is today’s most useful guidebook for uncovering problems and inconsistencies while they are still manageable. For professionals considering a merger or an acquisition, this concise yet complete overview of the due diligence process can help any acquirer control all types of acquisition risk:

  • Financial (key ratios, red flags, Statement 82)
  • Operational (background checks, on-site visits, regular versus irregular threats)
  • Transactional (verification, the data room, checking warranties and reps at closing)
  • Legal (topics in antitrust, trade, intellectual property, consumer laws, environmental law, employment law)
  • And more

Written in the easy to understand question-and-answer style that has distinguished McGraw-Hill’s bestselling Art of M&A series, and featuring helpful checklists and legal cases, The Art of M&A Due Diligence is an indispensable primer for anyone involved, or considering becoming involved, in M&A activity.

About the Author

Alexander Reed Lajoux (Arlington, VA) is the president of Alexis and Company an editorial servies firm that psecializes in providing state-of-the-art textual materials for business and professional use. Her byline appears regularly in Director’s Monthly, the official newsletter of the National Association of corporate Directors and in North american International Business, a magazine for small businesses engaged in international trade.