A rigorous and relevant book on mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring for students and practitioners of finance. The key features of this work are: - It covers the entire spectrum of activities in a typical merger transaction - starting from searching for candidates to closing the deal. - Topics discussed include rationale for diversification via acquisition, searching for acquisitions, valuation of publicly and privately held companies, design of consideration in acquisitions, crossborder acquisitions and empirical data on mergers. - The book covers various forms of corporate restructuring like spin offs, carve outs, targeted stocks, reorganization of debt contracts, lay offs and downsizing. - It contains numerous real life examples and summarizes much of the research done in the last 20 years.Vishwanath, S. R. is the author of 'Mergers, Acquisitions and Corporate Restructuring', published 2008 under ISBN 9780761935865 and ISBN 076193586X.