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Table Of Contents

Introduction
Background ofthe Acquisition Environment
Analysis ofthe Entertainment and Information Industry
Entertainment
Information
Financial Strength ofthe Industry
Paramount Communications
Historical Background
Financial Condition
Viacom Incorporation
Basis For The Transaction
Techniques OfCorporate Acquisitions
Multistep Acquisition Technique
Traditional Single Step Merger Technique
The Acquisition Process ofParamount by Viacom and the Bidding War
Preliminary Negotiations and Press Release
Rationale Behind Acquisitions
Financial Considerations
Non-financial Considerations
Basic Principles OfPricing
Investment Principle
Alternatives Principle
Investment Value Concept
Price Paid By Viacom To Acquire Paramount
P/E Ratio Method
Discounted Cash Flow(DCF)Method
Substitution Principle
Role OfInvestment Bankers
Role ofRival Bidders
Viacom’s Financial Condition
Integrating the Acquired Firm
Post-Acquisition Analysis ofViacom
Post-acquisition Analysis ofthe Entertainment Industry
Effects ofCompetition
Technological Advancement
Demanding Public
Conclusion
About the Author
Appendix
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F
Glossary
Bibliography
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Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate Mergers and Acquisitions

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A case study textbook on corporate mergers and acquisitions.
It offers a concise and analytical case study in corporate mergers and acquisitions, complete with researched testimonies and prepared statements of the major deal players before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Judiciary.
It quickly answers the what, who, how, and why questions of corporate mergers and acquisitions through actual case study without being sidetracked into the vast expanse of the intriguing subject.
A must read book for the student of the subject.
The author holds a BS degree from Mercy College, and an MBA degree from Long Island University, all in New York, USA.
A case study textbook on corporate mergers and acquisitions.
It offers a concise and analytical case study in corporate mergers and acquisitions, complete with researched testimonies and prepared statements of the major deal players before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on the Judiciary.
It quickly answers the what, who, how, and why questions of corporate mergers and acquisitions through actual case study without being sidetracked into the vast expanse of the intriguing subject.
A must read book for the student of the subject.
The author holds a BS degree from Mercy College, and an MBA degree from Long Island University, all in New York, USA.

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