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Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance, Fourth Edition

  • Robert B. Thompson
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The Fourth Edition of Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance, written by Robert B. Thompson, a leading scholar and teacher in the field, equips students with the legal rules and economic and financial principles they will need to help clients make key strategic choices during an acquisition. Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance offers up-to-date and rich, yet succinct, coverage with the perfect mix of theory and practice.

New to the Fourth Edition:
  • The 2021 anti-activist poison pill case (In re The Williams Company)
  • Linking the introduction to tender offers in Chapter 3 as an anomaly to Delaware’s preferred approach to trust governance to directors setting the stage for Chapter 5 and the judicial acceptance of poison pills to address that anomaly
  • Revising the presentation of Blasius as initially providing a necessary supplement to Unocal, but evolving into a rule that is “rarely” applied
  • Akorn as illustrating the Delaware Chancery Court’s increasing case load of complex commercial cases in takeovers (as opposed to governance fights between shareholders and directors)
Professors and students will benefit from:
  • Stellar authorship
  • Rich but accessible coverage of valuation
  • Notes following each case that explain the legal and business reasoning for “The Deal”
  • Materials on insider trading, poison pill, deal protection devices, activist shareholders

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