Books on Intelligent M&A

Sampler Chapter of Second Edition, Intelligent M&A

Posted on Wednesday, 14 May 2014. Filed under: Blogroll (UK links), Books on Intelligent M&A, Business Intelligence, Commentary, Mergers |

Here’s a sampler chapter of the second edition of Intelligent M&A, Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Minefield (Wiley, 2014) which has been released on 9 May.

Book Sampler v6 May

The book is also on Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1118764234?adid=0EJAAYMKPEM0B5PAKCD2&camp=1406&creative=6394&creativeASIN=1118764234&linkCode=as1&tag=intellmerger-21) where there are some other electronic excerpts.

The book is not yet available in full electronic form, but keep an eye on Amazon for when it is.

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Second edition of ‘Intelligent M&A’ will be published in May

Posted on Thursday, 24 April 2014. Filed under: Blogroll (UK links), Books on Intelligent M&A, Mergers |

After a year of working together with Chris Brady on an update of  Intelligent M&A:  Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Minefield, our publisher has announced that the Second Edition of our book will be available on Amazon (http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/1118764234?adid=0EJAAYMKPEM0B5PAKCD2&camp=1406&creative=6394&creativeASIN=1118764234&linkCode=as1&tag=intellmerger-21) and in bookstores in the UK in early May 2014 and in the US in late June 2014.

We hope that everyone will enjoy the new material that we’ve added to the book, with new case studies and recommendations on how to succeed in the M&A market in the new economic world since our last book was written in 2006.

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‘How to survive the maelstrom of a company merger’ (Financial Times)

Posted on Tuesday, 30 June 2009. Filed under: Books on Intelligent M&A, Commentary, Mergers, Personal Planning for Mergers |

In the Financial Times of 30 June 2009, columnist Stefan Stern wrote an article about how to survive a merger, having in hand an advance copy of my new bookSurving M&A: Making the Most of Your Company Being Acquired

Gratifying to see Stefan Stern’s suggestion that ”…we should be grateful that Scott Moeller…has picked this moment to publish a useful new book.’ 

He goes on to agree that everyone in two merging companies needs to be thinking about their future as possibly uncertain, that talent doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a personal winner and nor does seniority (in fact, in the latter case, it works against you), and that there are ‘strange, disingenuous things’ said during the deal. 

As Stefan Stern said in the article:  ‘M&A can be fraught and filled with potential hazards’.  Exactly!  Which is why a proper defensive — or even offensive — plan is needed by each and every employee.

Anyone with any examples of the above?  Please comment on our companion weblog, Surviving Mergers!

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Book Review: Financial Times, 1 August 2007

Posted on Monday, 6 August 2007. Filed under: Books on Intelligent M&A, Commentary |

The Financial Times published a long (almost 700 word) review of the book,  Intelligent M&A: Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Minefield, on 1 August 2007.  The review was entitled ‘Giving diligence its due’, and noted in summary that ‘the authors have strong points to make on any activity [M&A] in which thoroughness and common sense are sometimes lacking.’

The full review can be seen on FT.com at http://www.ft.com/cms/s/352c1298-403f-11dc-9d0c-0000779fd2ac,_i_rssPage=f38b85e4-51de-11da-9ca0-0000779e2340.html.

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Book Review: Daily Express, 24 July 2007

Posted on Tuesday, 24 July 2007. Filed under: Books on Intelligent M&A, Commentary |

Another book review of Intelligent M&A:  Navigating the Mergers & Acquisitions Minefield appeared in the British national press on 24 July 2007, in the Daily Express and their on-line newswire, Daily Star:

PROFESSOR Scott Moeller, of Cass Business School, London, has written a guide to takeovers, called Intelligent M&A: Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Minefield.

Warning that most managers of target companies leave within three years, his top tips include: becoming part of merger planning; not assuming your boss will take care of you; and, most drastic of all, not going on holiday.

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Book Review: The Times, Saturday, 21 July 2007

Posted on Saturday, 21 July 2007. Filed under: Books on Intelligent M&A, Commentary, Mergers |

A brief review of Intelligent M&A: Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Minefield appeared in the print and on-line versions of The Times on Saturday, 21 July 2007.  You can see the on-line version of the book review here.  An excerpt is as follows:

Guide to surviving in the wild M&A jungle

Given the seemingly boundless deal-making appetite of private equity firms, the release of a new book by professors from the Cass and Bournemouth Business Schools is timely. Intelligent M&A: Navigating the Mergers and Acquisitions Minefield by Scott Moeller and Chris Brady contains a handy cut-out-and-keep guide to surviving the M&A jungle. The old methods, it seems, are still the best – don’t go on holiday, update your CV, contact the headhunters and get the gossip from your PA.

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Intelligent M&A Book

Posted on Sunday, 8 April 2007. Filed under: Books on Intelligent M&A, Business Intelligence, Commentary, Mergers |

This is a website to share ideas about how business and military intelligence techniques can be used in merger and acquisition deals.  

If you wish to purchase the book, you can follow the link here.

The impetus for this blog is the recent publication of a book, co-authored by Scott Moeller and Dr Chris Brady, on the use of business (and military) intelligence techniques in business M&A deals.  This is the first book to cover this topic extensively.  It uses actual companies and deals in illustrating the effective — and often ineffective — use of intelligence techniques throughout the merger process from initial strategic idea generation through to the post merger integration.

Book Cover

The book was published on 29 June 2007 in the United Kingdom and will be available in mid-August in the United States. 

Despite extensive research in preparing this book, we know that many other examples must exist where M&A deals have used business intelligence techniques and even techniques used in the military intelligence world.  Please share them with us on this blog.

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