Paperback: 281 pages
This nuts-and-bolts guide examines all aspects of an M&A due diligence–from coming to the decision to acquire a company, to who should be on the due diligence team, to the actual process and the final report and post-closing follow up. It advocates a focus on both risk mitigation and shareholder value creation, and emphasizes a holistic approach that spans from planning to post-acquisition integration. The tentative contents is: (1) Introduction; (2) Planning for value creation: growth strategy; (3) Engagement and pursuit; (4) Preparing for due diligence; (5) Validation of value: performing due diligence; (6) Assessment of due diligence results; (7) Optimizing value: post diligence negotiation; (8) Extracting value: post-transaction integration.
About the Authors
William J. Gole
William J. Gole is a business consultant, educator, and author of professional books and continuing professional education courses for accountants and other financial professionals. From 1986 to 2003, he was a senior executive at a number of operating companies affiliated with The Thomson Corporation. Most recently, he was senior vice president, Planning and Business Development, at Thomson Healthcare, a $500 million information company serving healthcare professionals with database, newsletter, and medical education products. In that capacity he had responsibility for strategic planning and M&A activity, and managed the acquisition and divestiture of over 50 properties.