A penetrating look at the world of mergers and acquisitions, this text has one of Wall Street's top deal makers revealing the inside story of the billion dollar deals that shape America's economy. Bruce Wasserstein was involved in such negotiations as Time Inc's merger with Warner Communications.
Known for his brilliant intellect and strategic innovations, Bruce Wasserstein has worked on over 1,000 deals and masterminded many of the biggest in history. Here, from blue chip America's "preferred advisor", is the deal process at its most intriguing, with special emphasis on the financial analysis behind the moves and countermoves and the tactical maneuvering required to hammer out agreements. The book's three parts present, in order, the history of mergers (including portraits of top players); a penetrating look at industries transformed by widespread M&A activity; and the battlefield tactics of implementation.