Kate Creighton (MA ACIS Chartered MSI) worked in corporate finance for Ernst & Young for twelve years, focusing first on M&A with private and public companies, and then on corporate and equity valuation. She left to pursue a career in financial education, with leading training firm BPP, where
This book provides a straightforward introduction to the complex world of mergers and acquisitions. It discusses the rationale for acquisitions and disposals, before going on to examine the processes and practicalities of buying and selling both public and private companies. It covers key documentation, due diligence, and deal structuring. Its purpose is to give readers a clear insight into the issues and pitfalls in the world of M&A, with guidance on how to minimise risk through pre-transaction planning and effective post-acquisition integration.