Section outline

  • In this section, we walk step-by-step through the typical merger process that brings us from the basic business plan of the acquiring company to the evaluation of an executed M&A transaction. Importantly, we discuss:

    • The major steps during the pre-purchase decision activities;
    • The iterative process of the negotiation phase;
    • The relevance of the post-purchase decision activities.
    • The section's reading assignment is listed below: