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Almost Forever
Linda Howard
155166934X
Aug 2002
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Romantic Times
"Without a doubt, Ms. Howard is an extraordinary talent."

Book Description
He was the most fascinating man she'd ever met . . . Claire Westerbrook found it hard to believe that Max Conroy was truly interested in her. Then she discovered he wasn't -- he just wanted information about her boss. Max was studying her company for a takeover and had decided the quickest way to make it happen was through her. Now Claire wants nothing to do with a man who could deceive her with so little remorse. But Max isn't leaving Houston without acquiring everything he wants. And that includes Claire . . .


Applied Mergers and Acquisitions
Robert F. Bruner
0471395056
March 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
A comprehensive guide to the world of mergers and acquisitions
Why do so many M&A transactions fail? And what drives the success of those deals that are consummated? Robert Bruner explains that M&A can be understood as a response by managers to forces of turbulence in their environment. Despite the material failure rates of mergers and acquisitions, those pulling the trigger on key strategic decisions can make them work if they spend great care and rigor in the development of their M&A deals. By addressing the key factors of M&A success and failure, Applied Mergers and Acquisitions can help readers do this. Written by one of the foremost thinkers and educators in the field, this invaluable resource teaches readers the art and science of M&A valuation, deal negotiation, and bargaining, and provides a framework...


Barbarians at the Gate
Bryan Burrough
0060536357
June 2003
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From Library Journal
The leveraged buyout of the RJR Nabisco Corporation for $25 billion is a landmark in American business history, a story of avarice on an epic scale. Two versions of the fierce competition for the largest buyout ever consummated are presented by skilled journalists with contrasting styles. Burrough and Helyar are clearly fascinated with the personalities of the players in the deal and with the trappings of corporate wealth. The restless, flamboyant personality of Ross Johnson, CEO of RJR Nabisco, is portrayed as the key to the events that were to unfold. The colorful description of all of the players and the events will likely have broad appeal. Lampert signals the complexity of her story by introducing her narrative with a three-page cast of characters. Her focus on the strategy of the players and on the fast-paced...


The Real Deal
Lucy Monroe
0758208618
June 2005
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From Booklist
Years after a disastrous marriage destroyed any semblance of self-esteem, all Amanda Zachary has left is her career. She scores a major coup in being assigned the task of negotiating a merger between her firm and a computer company, but one of the owners, Simon Brant, refuses. Over six feet of exotic looks, rock-hard abs, and sexy ponytail, Simon is a genius-recluse ensconced on an island near Seattle. Said genius has a few flaws, including stunted social skills and a tendency to become so engrossed in his work that he disappears for hours, even days. Overcome with a sudden idea, he abruptly ends his first meeting with Amanda and suggests that they reconvene at his house, which is how they end up living together. She keeps trying to convince Simon; he keeps disappearing; she is afraid she's falling in love, and the only...


The Predators' Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham and the Rise of the Junk Bond Raiders
Connie Bruck
0140120904
June 1989
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True Colors
Diana Palmer
0373770154
Dec 2004
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Deals from Hell
Robert F. Bruner
0471395951
May 2005
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Review
"engages in the kind of candid thinking that has long been missing from the high stack of books." (The Wall Street Journal, May 26, 2005)

"According to the author, six key elements embedded in disasters are 'complexity, tight coupling, management choices, cognitive biases, business not as usual, and failure of the operational team.' In unison, these are lethal, he cautions. 'Systems that adapt well to error anticipate it, actively seek information, use checkpoints to control the spread of error, and invite countervailing forces to oppose error.' So, what's the insight for businesses? 'Design of organisation structures and business processes could employ similar principles to thwart M&A failures,' counsels Bruner. Part II of the book has ten case studies, including AOL-Time Warner, Mattel-The Learning...



Tearing Down the Walls: How Sandy Weill Fought His Way to the Top of the Financial World ... and Then Nearly Lost It All
Monica Langley
0743247264
May 2004
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From Publishers Weekly
A symbol of crony capitalism thanks to his friendly phone call to the 92nd Street Y pre-school on behalf of analyst Jack Grubman, Sanford Weill helped lay the groundwork for today's vertically integrated (and scandal-ridden) financial industry. Starting with a small brokerage, Weill built several business empires that culminated in the $83 billion 1998 merger that put him atop the global financial services leviathan Citigroup, an unprecedented agglomeration of investment and retail banks, insurance companies, consumer loan corporations and stock brokerages. More than a mere deal-maker, he also brought "lean and mean" management to Wall Street by laying off workers, slashing benefits, raiding pension funds and substituting stock options for salaries. Wall Street Journal reporter Langley's colorful biography tells...


Paradise/Tender Triumph (Omnibus)
Judith McNaught
0743428331
Aug 2001
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From Publishers Weekly
Two strong-willed characters maintain 11 years of unwarranted hostility based on a series of misunderstandings in this engaging romance, which was a BOMC main selection in cloth and spent 11 weeks on PW 's hardcover bestseller list. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.

From Library Journal
Heiress to a famous department store fortune, Meredith Bancroft chafes under the strict supervision of her interfering father. When she meets ambitious, handsome steelworker Matt Farrell, Meredith is ripe for the picking, and trouble brews on both sides of the tracks when she becomes pregnant at 18. Mcnaught's skillful treatment of Meredith, the self-styled ugly duckling and poor little rich girl, will pique...


The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions: Process Tools to Support M&A Integration at Every Level
Timothy J. Galpin
0787947865
January 2000
Textbook Hardcover
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Review
"This is a very timely and useful book. The authors are clearly speaking from experience, and they present many practical concepts, activities, and tools. Merger managers who read this book are likely to increase shareholder value." —Henry Hutson, corporate vice president of human resources, Global Knowledge Network, Inc.

"The tools that Tim Galpin and Mark Herndon describe have been a great help to us in integrating people, processes, and cultures, which are critical steps in delivering the full value of a merger or acquisition." —Dan F. Smith, president and CEO, Lyondell Chemical Company

"When integrating two organizations and cultures, putting the proper process in place is key. This guide will help you avoid the pitfalls and follow the key steps to success." —Jeff Hemmer, vice president...



Mergers and Acquisitions from a to Z
Andrew J. Sherman
081440880X
February 2006
Hardcover
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Book Description
A concise strategic and legal guide for both buyers and sellers at large and small companies, Mergers and Acquisitions from A to Z is a practical, hands-on resource for anyone involved in any merger or acquisition. Written in clear, jargon-free language, the book provides extensive, easy-to-understand information on the entire transaction, including an overview of tax and accounting considerations, drafting legal documents, and analyzing projected financial gain. Thoroughly revised to reflect the latest changes in the business environment, the new edition features: * The latest trends and best practices for structuring profitable deals * New due diligence rules and strategies in the age of Sarbanes-Oxley * Guidelines for keeping deals on track and managing post-closing challenges * And much more Written...


Merger
Sanjay Sanghooe
0765311127
July 2005
Hardcover
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Review
"Glamour, gore and more. . . . Constructed as a thriller, the novel is effectively a handbook of the intricacies of M&A deal-crafting. . . . The plot is like a speedway with hairpin curves."--Barron's Weekly  


The Wedding Night
Jayne Ann Krentz
1551668513
Dec 2001
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Book Description
Owen Sutherland's whirlwind courtship has left Angie Townsend breathless and in love -- and hopeful that the fierce rivalry that has divided their powerful families will finally end. She is, after all, a romantic at heart. But now, nestled in their honeymoon suite, Angie suspects she may also be a fool. A sudden, hushed phone call warns her of the terrible truth: her marriage is a sham, nothing more than a clever corporate raid orchestrated by her powerful, handsome new husband. The very husband reaching out to lead her to their wedding bed. Is it true? Is Owen Sutherland a calculating stranger . . . Or the man she's married for better or for worse? Until Angie knows for certain, her wedding night is on hold -- indefinitely.


Harvard Business Review on Mergers and Acquisitions
Dennis C. Carey
1578515556
January 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Almost every day the papers report another merger, buyout, or joint venture. It's difficult enough to keep track of who owns which company, but it's even more difficult to know if your own company should join in the game. From valuation to integration, this collection helps managers think through what such a strategic move would mean for their organizations. The Harvard Business Review Paperback Series The series is designed to bring today's managers and professionals the fundamental information they need to stay competitive in a fast-moving world. From the preeminent thinkers whose work has defined an entire field to the rising stars who will redefine the way we think about business, here are the leading minds and landmark ideas that have established the Harvard Business Review as required reading for...


Mergers
Patrick A. Gaughan
0471419001
Mar 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
A powerful guide for seeking out the best acquisition and merger targets
As increasingly more companies look to mergers and acquisitions (M&As) as a source of new growth and revenue, there is an even greater chance that these M&As will go bad. This insightful guide focuses on one of the most often debated and key issues in mergers and acquisitions-why some deals fail miserably and why others prosper. It provides a complete road map for what potential buyers should look for when picking a target and what characteristics of sellers they should steer clear of, as well as pitfalls to avoid during the M&A process. Real-world examples are provided of high-profile failures-Quaker Oats, United Airlines, Sears, and Mattel-and high-profile successes-General Electric and Cisco.
Patrick A. Gaughan (New York, NY) is...


After the Merger: The Authoritative Guide for Integration Success, Revised Edition
Price Pritchett
0786312394
May 1997
Hardcover
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Book Description
Are you a CEO, company president, or front-line financial manager recently involved in a merger or acquisition? After the Merger, long hailed as the indispensable reference source for anyone entering the M&A marketplace, is your bible for keeping costly post-merger surprises to a minimum. This classic text, first published in the heady days of 1985 and now revised to reflect new realities in today's rapidly-changing business world, is packed with fascinating case histories and examples involving TWA, Wells Fargo, and others. After the Merger shows you how to roll up your sleeves and combine two separate, highly distinct companies into one solid organization. Look here for details on ways to defuse the cultural time bombs that threaten to destroy international mergers; the 6 errors that managers make again and again,...


Deals of the Century
Charles R. Geisst
0471263974
Oct 2003
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Geisst (Wall Street: A History) draws on a storehouse of financial lore in this eye-opening survey of 100 years of corporate deals that have grown increasingly spectacular with each decade. From the century's first megadeal-the formation of U.S. Steel in 1900-through the fabled 1986 leveraged buyout of Beatrice and its even more cantilevered counterparts of the 1990s, he profiles the larger-than-life personalities who have been the driving forces behind the regularly recurring cycle of mergers. Geisst also revels in describing the constantly changing face of corporate financing over the century. The needs of expanding industries like automobiles and retail merchandising couldn't be met by the wealthy financiers in J.P. Morgan's circle in the early years of the 1900s and made the careers of a new breed of...

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