Mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring transactions reveal the inner workings of our economy. Every student and professional should understand their parts, what they are intended to accomplish, and what their competitive, strategic, and value consequences are. In the 7th Edition of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Other Restructuring Activities, Donald DePamphilis looks into the heart of current economic trends. He includes a new chapter on the ways deals are financed, and more than 85% of the 54 integrativecase studies are new and involve transactions that have been announced or completed since 2010. This new edition anchors its insights and conclusions in the most recent academic research, with references to more than 170 empirical studies published in leading peer-reviewed journals since 2010. Practical exhibits, case studies involving diverse transactions, easy-to-understand numerical examples, and hundreds of discussion questions and practical exercises are included. This substantially updated content,supplemented by questions from CFA Institute examinations, offers the only comprehensive exploration of today's business transactions--Back cover.