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Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook: Lessons from the Middle-Market Trenches

Filippell, Mark A.

ISBN 10: 0470627530 / ISBN 13: 9780470627532
Published by John Wiley & Sons, 2011
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First printing, full number line. Signed by the author on the front endpaper: "Mark Filippell." The book is unmarked; slight spine slant; one corner, spine ends bumped. The dust jacket is not price-clipped (original price $49.95); edgewear at spine ends and corners; Brodart protected. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 007444

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Title: Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook: Lessons ...

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 2011

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Very Good +

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good +

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Edition.

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The ultimate "tricks of the trade" guide to mergers and acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook provides the practical tricks of the trade on how to get maximum value for a middle-market business. This book uniquely covers how to prepare for a sale, how to present the business most positively, and how to control the sale timetable.

  • Written in a straight-talking style
  • Provides the tricks of the trade on how to get maximum value for a middle-market business
  • Shows how the sellers can take capitalize their inherent "unfair advantages"
  • Examines the differences between "value" and "currency"
  • Explains how to handle bankruptcy and distress company sales
  • Offers tips on managing your lawyers in the documentation process

Filled with empirical examples of successful-and unsuccessful-techniques, this practical guide takes you through every step of the M&A process, from how to manage confidentiality, how to create competition (or the impression of competition), to what to do once the deal is closed.

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Lessons from the Middle-Market Trenches

"My experiences with more than twenty acquisitions and divestitures, both domestic and international, are accurately reflected in this 'Playbook.' A good acquisition is a thing of beauty, a bad one a curse for many generations. Follow Mark's guidance to the rules of the 'game' and you will come out a winner! We did when we worked with Mark on one of our most important projects."
—Kurt Wiedenhaupt, former Chairman and CEO, American Precision Industries

"The Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook will be an invaluable tool for anyone who is considering selling their business. Mark Filippell incorporates all of the knowledge and experience he has gained from nearly thirty years of working on M&A. The book is well written and easily understood, even for readers who have not been exposed to the world of M&A."
—John G. Nestor, Chairman and CEO, Kirtland Capital Partners

"This extremely readable and thorough book by a veteran 'middle market' investment banker is a 'must' for anyone thinking about selling (or buying or even investing in) a business in that range. He covers almost everything, with useful appendices. His Michigan Law School roots embolden him to include a section on 'Managing the M&A Lawyer.'"
—Richard W. Pogue, former Managing Partner and now Advisor, Jones Day

"The Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook is the 'how to' that you don't learn in business school and is recommended reading for any corporate executive looking to either buy or sell a business. Mark goes way beyond the numbers and reveals the strategy behind executing a good deal."
—Richard D. Weber, President, Atlas Energy, Inc.

"Mark Filippell's Mergers and Acquisitions Playbook offers an experienced professional's comprehensive view into how investment bankers really do sell businesses. It includes a wealth of practical techniques and approaches that makes a difference at every stage of the sale process. As promised, this book really does 'level the playing field.'"
—David L. Jaffe, Managing Partner, Centre Partners Management LLC

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