Council Books

We literally wrote the book on M&A

The foundation for the training curriculum is supported by the Art of M&A publications co-authored by one of our Advisory Board members, Alex Lajoux. Presentation content is provided by key contributors from our partner firms.

The Employee Handbook for Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions

The Employee Handbook for Navigating Mergers and Acquisitions
A Guide for Preparation, Patience and Perseverance
by Mitchell Lee Marks and Philip H. Mirvis

A key communications tool to use upon M&A announcement or a major milestone like legal approval, the Employee Handbook should be sent or hand-delivered to each employee.  In addition to practical advice to help employees understand what's going on around them and manage their own stress and uncertainty, distributing the Employee Handbook also sends an important symbolic message that leadership is sensitive to the situation of employees. 

The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions

The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions - Third Edition
Process Tools to Support M&A at Every Level
by Timothy Galpin and Mark Herndon

The Complete Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions is the ultimate handbook for planning and managing post-merger integration. Packed full of "how to" guidance, tools, templates and resources, this is the ultimate handbook for planning and managing post-merger integration.

The Art of M&A Integration

The Art of M&A Integration, Second Edition
A Guide to Merging Resources, Processes,and Responsibilties
by Alexandra Reed Lajoux

Since 1997, the number-one resource for professionals in search of practical solutions to the 1001 integration issues that can make or break a merger. This second edition of Alexandra Reed Lajoux's classic guide provides complete, straightforward answers to these and every other common post-merger integration question.

The Art of M&A Strategy

The Art of M&A Strategy
A Guide to Building Your Company’s Future through Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures
by Kenneth Smith and Alexandra Reed Lajoux

Rapid globalization, technological advances, and dramatic changes in public policy have made M&A an essential tool for competing in today’s business climate. The Art of M&A Strategy delivers exactly what you need to build mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures into your overall business strategy.

The Art of M&A Due Diligence

The Art of M&A Due Diligence, Second Edition
Navigating Critical Steps and Uncovering Crucial Data
by Alexandra Lajoux and Charles Elson

A merger or acquisition deal can be a profitable springboard to long-term success--or it can be a costly disaster. The key to experiencing the former and preventing the latter is a sound, effective due diligence process. The Art of M&A Due Diligence is extensively updated to provide new, critical information you need today.

The Art of Bank M&A

The Art of Bank M&A
Buying, Selling, Merging, and Investing in Regulated Depository Institutions in the New Environment
by Alexandra Reed Lajoux and Dennis Roberts

The simmering economic climate since the financial crisis faces a front of new competition and sweeping regulatory reforms expected to drive the U.S. banking sector into consolidation in the next ten years. The Art of Bank M&A is the unprecedented guide to mastering the merger and acquisition of a bank and any other financial institution.

The Art of Distressed M&A

The Art of Distressed M&A
Buying, Selling, and Financing Troubled and Insolvent Companies
by H. Peter Nesvold, Jeffery Anapolsky, and Alexandra Reed Lajoux

The Art of Distressed M&A provides the critical information needed to manage the unique complexities of buying, selling, and financing troubled companies.

The Art of M&A Structuring

The Art of M&A Structuring
Techniques for Mitigating Financial, Tax, and Legal Risk
by Alexandra Reed Lajoux and H. Peter Nesvold

Today more than ever, a thorough understanding of the intertwined legal, accounting, and tax codes is vital for dealmakers looking to both minimize risk and maximize the potential for short- and long-term profitability. The Art of M&A Structuring uses the trademark Q&A format of McGraw-Hill's popular Art of M&A series to illuminate the key aspects of this hot-button topic.

The Art of M&A

The Art of M&A, Fourth Edition
A Merger Acquisition Buyout Guide
by Stanley Foster Reed, Alexandra Lajoux and H. Peter Nesvold

Authoritative and completely up-to-date, the Fourth Edition of The Art of M&A is an unsurpassed, one-stop guide to every facet of mergers and acquisitions that enables you to make winning deals with complete confidence. This definitive resource retains its popular Q&A format, offering quick access to all the changes that have occurred in the field since the merger wave of the 1990s.

Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment

Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment
Analyzing Assets, Earnings, Cash Flow, Stock Price, Governance, and Special Situations
by Robert A. G. Monks and Alexandra Reed Lajoux

Designed for the professional investor who is building an investment portfolio that includes equity, Corporate Valuation for Portfolio Investment takes you through a range of approaches, including those primarily based on assets, earnings, cash flow, and securities prices, as well as hybrid techniques.

Joining Forces

Joining Forces
Making One Plus One Equal Three in Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances
by Mitchell Lee Marks and Philip H. Mirvis

If 75 percent of all mergers fail, what makes the other 25 percent succeed? Mergers, acquisitions, and alliances are more vital today than ever before in driving business success.