I have to teach the subject Mergers and Acquisition from the last week of June 2007. I am going to use the book, Takeovers, Restructuring, and Corporate
Governance, fourth edition by Fred Weston, Mark Mitchell, and Harold Mulherin as the text book. There are 22 chapters in this book. As a part of my preparation, I plan to read 22 books one on each chapter to acquire the required depth in subject. I also plan to read five other books on mergers and acquisitions to pick up various ways of explaining the same topics.
The five books being used for broadening the knowledge are:
1. Wyatt & Kieso, Business Combinations: Planning and Action, International Text Book company, 1969
2. Weston & Samuel C. Weaver, Mergers and Acquisitions, Tata Mcgraw Hill, 2001
3. James W. Bradley and Donald H. Korn, Acquisition and Corporate Development, Lexington Books, D.C. Heath & Co., Lexington, 1981 ( a book by Arthur D. Little Executives)
4. P.S. Sudarsanam, The Essence of Mergers and Acquisitions, Prentice Hall of India Private Limited, New Delhi, 1997
5. Fred Weston et al., Takeovers, Restructuring, and Corporate governance, second edition
The books being used for deepening the knowledge include: 1. Book on Income tax of India, 2. Company Act of India, 3. Advanced Accounting text, 4. Valuation by Copeland, 5. Book on Joint Ventures by Yoz and Hamel, 6. M&A:
A Practical Guide to Doing the Deal by Jeffrey Hooke, 8. Strategic Management:Concepts and Cases by Thompson and Strickland 13th edition, and 9. Mergers et al, Issues, Implications, and Case Laws in Corporate Restructuring by S. Ramanujam.
I am now involved in a study marathon.