Book Details

Paperback: 281 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (August 3, 2009)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0470375906
ISBN-13: 978-0470375907
Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches

Book Description

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.
Prior to that assignment, he was senior vice president for Worldwide Sales and Services for Thomson Scientific, an internationally renowned scientific database publisher with offices in Philadelphia, San Diego, London, Tokyo, Seoul, and Singapore. In that role, he had responsibility for international sales, customer education, and customer service.
He has also held positions as president and chief executive officer of Frost & Sullivan, an international market research publisher; as publisher at the American Institute of CPAs; and as senior auditor with Coopers & Lybrand.
Mr. Gole has authored or co-authored several books, including Guide to Small Business Consulting Engagements and Guide to Construction Contractors, published by Practitioners Publishing Company, and over 20 continuing professional education courses on accounting and consulting services. He has also taught accounting and business courses at a number of colleges and universities in the New York metropolitan area, and currently teaches a course on International Business at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York.

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