Art of M&A: Financing and Refinancing by Alexandra Reed-Lajoux, J. Fred Weston

By Alexandra Reed-Lajoux, J. Fred Weston

"M&A financing and refinancing could be a route to progressÑstarting this present day, as you learn the information during this booklet and dream up your own." --Alex Sheshunoff, From the Foreword. the growth of a enterprise via merger or acquisition includes adventure. knowledge. the facility to examine how or extra mixed businesses can equivalent excess of the sum in their components. It additionally includes, usually, using "other people's money." THE artwork OF M&A FINANCING AND REFINANCING tells you ways to procure and pay off that cash, taking the complicated, technical features of M&A finance and making them transparent, comprehensible, and acceptable on your state of affairs. This accomplished reference guide issues you to all of the proof, figures, names, and locations you must finance your subsequent deal. designated in that it concentrates exclusively at the such a lot basic component to the M&A transactionÑmoneyÑ THE artwork OF M&A FINANCING AND REFINANCING offers clear-headed recommendation and suggestions on: the most important monetary resources and tools you could useÑfor any form of deal; find out how to pick out the main acceptable kind of financingÑdebt, fairness, or a mixture of the 2; Financing through debtÑloans, bonds, and leasesÑand the just about countless how one can borrow or lend; strategies to think about in contracts, together with contingent funds, earn-outs, and fairness kickers; the way to ascertain while refinancing is necessaryÑand plan for it as a likelihood; How unstable worldwide occasions impact financial systemsÑand the impression this has on M&A financing and refinancing; Debt/equity hybrids and the cars by which they travelÑincluding mezzanine financing and vendor takeback financing. the power of 1 corporation to procure one other has helped businesses all through heritage develop better, extra bright, and extra aggressive. simply as your enterprise needs to determine enjoyable relationships with exterior owners and providers for its part components and providers, it should also develop into familiar with utilizing exterior financing for development. enable THE paintings OF M&A FINANCING AND REFINANCING help you mix the "Main road" of industrial banking with the "Wall road" of funding banking, and assist you remain at the ecocnomic part of the M&A good fortune ledger.

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How do lenders or equity investors determine the rate of return they want? Providers of capital have different needs and expectations. Those w h o provide debt capital as lenders have a relatively low tolerance for risk and generally low expectations of returns. Those w h o p r o v i d e equity capital as investors look for higher returns and h a v e a higher tolerance for risk. The language common to both groups is the language of discounted cash flow. All capital providers and their clients need to k n o w how to discount cash flow, which means knowing two things: the likely f u t u r e value of the money they invest today, and the present value of the money they are likely to receive in the future.

What kind of financing is appropriate? 14 PART 1 Prerequisites E N D N O T E S 1. This definition of mezzanine financing is based in part o n a d i s c u s s i o n b y Douglas L. " A n Internet p o s t i n g of Mr. com). 2. It may also be applied to joint ventures, but t h r o u g h o u t this book, w e h a v e focused only on mergers, acquisitions, a n d b u y o u t s , s o w e will k e e p this definition narrow. 3. In 1999, the trend continues. In January a l o n e , 15 M & A pairs a n n o u n c e d transactions worth over $1 billion each—notably the $76 billion Exxon-Mobile deal—according to the March/April 1999 " A l m a n a c " issue of Mergers & Acquisitions.

Its disadvantage is in getting enough accurate information about the company and its industry to generate the costs to create a valid duplicate. In an acquisition, the buyer will not have to compete with the seller. With a replacement value calculation for de novo entry, continued competition must be factored in. The replacement value method seems to give a potential buyer a negotiating edge over a seller. Computing out replacement value can also be a factor in fulfilling due diligence requirements.

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