Mergers & Acquisitions- The Art of Science
Mergers & Acquisitions- The Art of Science, written by ex-practioner from Merrill Lynch may sound to be one more addition to upteempth numbers of books on the topic covering the same synergy concept, valuations, integration etc soundling like cliche. However, the book speaks for itself in terms of content uniqueness and case studies. 90% of the content is globally unique and has 108 contemporary case studies as also the analogy of eagle pose on the cover and M&As. Apart from surfeit of international case studies, it virtually covers the Indian M&A landscape from smallest to the biggest deals, bringing out nuances and learnings for students and practioners alike potentially saving 2-3 years of learning curve in career. The title is misonormer, infact it is a confluence of advanced topics in "corporate finance, financial management, valuations, securities law and pshyco analytic decision making" encapsulated lucidly leaving reader intrigued from start to finish with refreshingly easy to read font size and devoid of tomes of data, statistics and annexures.