“If you're looking for a soup-to-nuts guide on acquiring companies and subsidiaries, there's a tried-and-true book for you....The Negotiated Acquisitions of Companies, Subsidiaries and Divisions book (a two-volume set) provides everything you may need, from the basic structure of the deal to closings, and everything in between.” — J. Craig Williams, [external URL] superb resource.” — Louise M. Parent, Executive VP/General Counsel of American Express
Learn the “shop secrets” that can help you negotiate the labyrinths of mergers and acquisitions. This masterful resource analyzes the relevant law and provides a strong dose of practice. It includes advice on structuring deals, negotiating agreements, identifying issues and solving the real problems that are likely to arise during the acquisition. The authors, skilled veterans of numerous corporate transactions, provide expert practical guidance, from the planning stages to post-closing.
Negotiated Acquisitions of Companies, Subsidiaries and Divisions is divided into several parts: planning transactions and advising boards; general and special provisions of the acquisitions agreement; and special topics, such as LBOs and troubled companies. You'll find everything from basic corporate, tax and accounting considerations to detailed analysis of representations, warranties, covenants and closing conditions. Novices as well as experienced practitioners will benefit from discussions of: mergers of equals; cash election mergers; fairness opinions; Sarbanes-Oxley; special committees of disinterested directors; intellectual property concerns; due diligence; and much more. You'll also learn about the latest developments, including techniques for handling economic uncertainty and stock market instability.
Lou R. Kling is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions of public and private companies, subsidiaries and divisions, including negotiated and contested acquisitions, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. He has also represented borrowers, issuers, underwriters and lenders in a broard spectrum of financing transactions. Mr. Kling is a permanent member of the firm's Policy Committee, its top governing committee, and is currently co-chairman of the firm's Opinion Committee and chairman of the Financial Oversight and Audit Committee.
Eileen T. Nugent
Eileen T. Nugent is a mergers and acquisitions partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York. She has worked on a wide variety of acquisitions and dispositions of companies, subsidiaries and divisions, both public and private, hostile and negotiated, in the United States and around the world. A significant number of these transactions have been leveraged buyouts ( LBOs ), and she is co-head of tFirm's Private Equity Group. Ms. Nugent has represented, a full range of transactional parties, including buyers, sellers and controlling stakeholders, boards of directors and special committees, LBO organizers and management teams, as well as investment bankers and various financing sources. She has worked on numerous recapitalizations and other reverse LBO transactions, such as initial public offerings, and is one of the firm s leading practitioners in the field of M&A and restructuring of financially distressed companies. The breadth of her experience has resulted in her being the "go-to" expert as a senior legal, business and strategic advisor to her clients, particularly in the areas of corporate governance and conflict-of-interest situations, including dealing with significant stockholders.