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

by Robert F. Bruner

Other authors: Arthur Levitt Jr. (Foreword)

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I personally think that this is a brilliant book. It is a bit heavy going, and you need to read it slowly. It is a book that can serve as an excellent reference book, that you can go back to from time to time. The arguments have been made very well, and are clear to follow. The case studies are well chosen. Since many large M&A transactions have been US centric, the cases are based in the US. What I would like, is for a deep analysis of cross border transactions, like Daimler and Chrysler. Examples like this would really add so much value to the book.
Having said that, this is an excellent read, and is highly recommended. ( )
  RajivC | Feb 19, 2012 |
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A detailed look at the worst M&A deals ever and the lessons learned from them

It's common knowledge that about half of all merger and acquisition (M&A) transactions destroy value for the buyer's shareholders, and about three-quarters fall short of the expectations prevailing at the time the deal is announced. In Deals from Hell, Robert Bruner, one of the foremost thinkers and educators in this field, uncovers the real reasons for these mishaps by taking a closer look at twelve specific instances of M&A failure. Through these real-world examples, he shows readers what went wrong and why, and converts these examples into cautionary tales for executives who need to know how they can successfully navigate their own M&A deals. These page-turning business narratives in M&A failure provide much-needed guidance in this area of business. By addressing the key factors to M&A success and failure, this comprehensive guide illustrates the best ways to analyze, design, and implement M&A deals. Filled with in-depth insights, expert advice, and valuable lessons gleaned from other M&A transactions, Deals from Hell helps readers avoid the common pitfalls associated with this field and presents them with a clear framework for thinking about how to make any M&A transaction a success.

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