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Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance

Third Edition

Robert S. Thompson
Peter J. Weidenbruch Jr. Professor of Law
Georgetown University Law Center

2018. 696 pages. ISBN: 978-1-4548-9272-4.

About the Book

The Third Edition of Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance, written by Robert B. Thompson, a leading scholar and teacher in the field, equips students with the legal rules and economic and financial principles they will need to help clients make keen strategic choices during an acquisition. Mergers and Acquisitions: Law and Finance offers up-to-date and rich, yet succinct, coverage with the perfect mix of theory and practice. 

Updated throughout, the Third Edition features:

  • Cases and materials illustrating Delaware’s embrace of private ordering to minimize judicial review in cash out mergers and other contexts (the M&F Worldwide case and related cases such as In re Volcano Corp.)
  • Twenty-first-century changes to the classical “enhanced scrutiny” review of Unocal, Revlon, and Blasius (the Air Gas decision and Chancellor Chandler’s presentation of the 30-year evolution of Delaware law)
  • New presentation of insider trading law that emphasizes its application in a merger context (the U.S. v. Salman case and rearrangement of the material to lead with classical and misappropriation theories before applications like tippee and other theories extending liability)
  • Materials on insider trading, poison pill, deal protection devices, activist shareholders, and more.
  • Clear text and charts that facilitate students’ grasp of the financial and legal choices available to planners considering an acquisition.