Mergers and Acquisitions: A Condensed Practitioner's Guide

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Accounting expert Steven Bragg equips you with a working knowledge of the complete M&A process throughout Mergers and Acquisitions: A Condensed Practitioner's Guide, with comprehensive, reader-friendly, and straightforward advice on principal business terms, as well as the due diligence process, the customary contractual provisions, legal background, and how-to's applicable to business acquisitions. Destined to become a well-thumbed addition to every manager's library, this essential guide addresses the entire acquisition process with pragmatic information that will serve you as an excellent reference whether you are a novice or expert acquirer.
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About the author

Steven M. Bragg, CPA, CMA, CIA, CPIM, has been the chieffinancial officer or controller of four companies, as well as aconsulting manager at Ernst & Young and auditor at Deloitte& Touche. He received a master's degree in finance from BentleyCollege, an MBA from Babson College, and a bachelor's degree ineconomics from the University of Maine. He has been the two-timepresident of the Colorado Mountain Club, is an avid alpine skierand mountain biker, and is a certified master diver. Mr. Braggresides in Centennial, Colorado. He is also the author ofAccounting Best Practices and Accounting Policies andProcedures Manual (both published by Wiley).
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John Wiley & Sons
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Published on
Dec 3, 2008
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Pages
336
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ISBN
9780470447314
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Accounting / Managerial
Business & Economics / General
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