With all the news surrounding Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter, you may have a few questions about the law of mergers and acquisitions. Terms like “hostile takeover” and “poison pill” are appearing in articles about the acquisition, but what do these terms actually mean? If you want to learn more, check out the several mergers and acquisitions titles that are available remotely for Jenkins members from Law Journal Press and West Academic Digital Library.
Negotiated Acquisitions of Companies, Subsidiaries and Divisions by Lou R. Kling, Eileen T. Nugent, and Brandon A. Van Dyke. This title is divided into several parts: "The Acquisition Process; Structuring the Deal", "The Acquisition Agreement; General Provisions", "The Acquisition Agreement; Special Provisions", and "Special Topics; LBOS, Troubled Companies and Miscellaneous Topics".
Anatomy of a Merger: Strategies and Techniques for Negotiating Corporate Acquisitions by James C. Freund. "The purpose of this book is to articulate, categorize and analyze the experiences of a practicing attorney who is active in the acquisition area, in order to explore the anatomy of a merger" (Introduction). Chapters include "Negotiating Techniques and Tactics", "Structuring the Transaction", "Representations and Warranties", "Indemnification", and more.
Acquisitions Under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act by Stephen M. Axinn et al. "This comprehensive guidebook leads you step-by-step through the premerger notification provisions and the myriad regulations surrounding the Act."
Mergers and Acquisitions Law by Franklin A. Gevurtz and Christina M. Sautter. This title covers corporate laws governing mergers and acquisitions. It also explores securities, tax, and antitrust laws, and the business, financial, and practical lawyering aspects of mergers and acquisitions.
Mergers and Acquisitions in a Nutshell by Dale A. Oesterle and Jeffrey J. Haas. This nutshell "provides a succinct exposition of the law of mergers and acquisitions to which a student or lawyer can turn to for reliable guidance."
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