Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings

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Abnormal returns, 259–260
Absolute priority rule, 444
Accelerated depreciation, 37, 465
Accounting manipulations, 35–36
Accounting methods, pooling vs. purchase, 506
Accounts payable, 465
Accounts receivable, 464, 467
Acquiring companies:
method of payment:
long-term effects, 531–532
short-term effects, 531
target's tax benefits and, 597
Acquisitions, generally:
announcements, 4–5
conglomerate, 35–36
historical perspective, 138–139
long-term effects of, 528–529
P/E values and, 33–34
premiums, 521–522
sell-offs of, 399, 401
small-scale, 12
ten largest, 4
Activity ratios, 342, 474
Addback process:
addback items, 562–563
legal fees, excessive, 564
professional fees, excessive, 563–564
Adham, Kamal, 279
Agee, William, 237
Agency theory, 294
Air Florida, 157
Airline industry, 156–158
Alcatel Alsthom, 428
All-cash offers, 91, 286
Allegis Corporation, 117–118, 403
Allen, William T., Chancellor, 215
Alley, William J., 235
Allied Chemical Corporation, 27
Allied Signal, 133, 221
Allied Stores Corporation, 266, 442
Alpha Beta, 109
Altman, Edward, 452
Altman Z score, see Z score
Altshuler, Roseanne, 597
Aluminum Company of America, 96
Aluminum industry, 156
Amanda Acquisition Corporation vs. Universal Foods Corporation, 106
Amended offer, 80
America Online (AOL), 505
American Brands, 235
American Can, 205
American Cottonseed Oil Trust, 24
American Express, 420
American General Corporation, 234, 275
American Stores Company, 109
American Sugar Refining Company, 23–24, 87
American Tobacco Inc., 22, 25, 96
Amerisource Corporation, 98
Ames Department Stores, 162
Ampco-Pittsburg, 214
Anderson Clayton vs. Gerber Products, 233–234
Anheuser-Busch, 210
Annual reports, 461
Antidiscrimination, 383
Antigreenmail provisions, 198
Antitakeover defenses, see Antitakeover measures
Antitakeover laws, state:
Delaware, 106–107
genesis of, 103–104
passage of, 108
Pennsylvania, 107–108
second-generation laws, 104–106
state actions, 109
wealth effects of, 108–109
Antitakeover measures:
active defenses:
capital structure changes, 204–205, 217–231
greenmail, 204, 205–209, 238
“just say no,” 236
litigation, 205, 231–234
managing value, 493
overview, 204–205
Pac-Man defense, 205, 213, 234–235
standstill agreements, 204, 209–211
white knights, 204, 211–213
white squire defense, 204, 213–217
antigreenmail provisions, 198


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