Handbook Of Electronic And Digital Acquisitions

Author: Thomas W. Leonhardt
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113678148X
Size: 79.60 MB
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Everything you need to know about adding e-resources to your library's services Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions steers librarians through the process of evaluating, choosing, and managing electronic resources as they expand their collection development policies to include electronic databases. This handy, how-to guide takes a practical approach to acquisitions, providing commonsense information on basic copyright laws, fair use guidelines and policies, offsite and in-house databases, virtual reference software, EDI, and vendors. The book's contributors draw on their own experiences, providing case studies and helpful evaluation checklists, worksheets, and templates. Electronic journals, full-text databases, and electronic books are altering the traditional purpose of the library as an “archive” for publications. Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions provides usable tips on the practical aspects of implementing electronic resources, helping librarians develop the potential of digital media as they work to provide their patrons with top quality access and services in a rapidly changing environment. Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions examines: * evaluating databases for acquisition, retention, and withdrawal * budgeting for electronic resources * measuring user satisfaction * online aggregated databases * licensing agreements * the TEACH (Technology, Education, and Copyright Harmonization) Act * the Digital Millennium Copyright Act * e-mail tools * and much more! Handbook of Electronic and Digital Acquisitions is an invaluable aid to librarians working at all levels as they attempt to keep pace with their changing environment.

Mergers And Acquisitions Handbook For Small And Midsize Companies

Author: Thomas L. West
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
ISBN:
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Unlike the M&A fever that gripped so many large, publicly held corporations in the 1980s, the mergers and acquisitions activity of the 1990s is primarily centered around small and midsize businesses. But the sale and purchase of these companies present a unique constellation of problems, pitfalls, and challenges that may lead the unprepared buyer or seller to disappointment, difficulty, or even disaster. In this book--the only mergers and acquisitions guide that focuses on small and midsize companies--experts from every profession and specialty related to the sale or acquisition of a business lead buyers and sellers step by step through each phase of the M&A process. Their aim is to help both parties avoid hazards and mistakes and arrive at a fair and mutually profitable arrangement. Beginning with the basics, the book offers an overview of the market: the size and type of businesses covered; who the buyers and sellers are; why businesses are put up for sale; how to prepare a business for sale; and how to size up a business that is on the market. The book's second section looks at financial and valuation issues, a particularly important area when purchasing companies that are not subject to SEC regulations. Coverage includes normalizing historical financial statements, using financial forecasts, determining real ROI, valuation methods for midsize companies, and determining the value of partial ownerships, intangible assets, and business risk characteristics. After a detailed examination of legal issues, the book explores the roles of outside professionals in the M&A process, including intermediaries, attorneys, accountants, business appraisers, and machinery and technical appraisers. The book concludes with a look at various ways of structuring the final deal and the pros and cons of each arrangement from both the buyer's and seller's perspectives. With 36 self-contained chapters that can be read in sequence or consulted independently, Mergers and Acquisitions for Small and Midsize Companies is both a comprehensive M&A tutorial for newcomers to the process and an indispensable reference for professionals involved in any aspect of the buying and selling of small and midsize companies. A Step-by-Step Guide to Buying and Selling a Business from a Distinguished Group of Recognized Experts Mergers and Acquisitions Handbook for Small and Midsize Companies is the perfect guide for anyone who is selling a business or hoping to buy one. Each of the nearly 30 contributors is a recognized expert in a particular aspect of the M&A process. These authors explain their topics from the ground up, assuming no previous experience on the part of the reader and addressing the subject from every conceivable angle. Areas of discussion include: * Fundamentals of the mergers and acquisitions process * Financial and valuation--normalizing historical financial statements, utilizing forecasts, valuation methods, and more * Legal aspects--disclosure requirements, due diligence, advisor engagement letters, closing documentation * The role of outside professionals--intermediaries, attorneys, accountants, business appraisers, and machinery and technical appraisers * The deal itself--deal structures, creative financing strategies, a case study, pros and cons of ESOPs, and much more

Mergers Acquisitions Integration Handbook

Author: Scott C. Whitaker
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118233425
Size: 59.59 MB
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Proven strategies and tactics to manage the integration of acquired and/or merged companies Mergers & Acquisitions Integration Handbook is a comprehensive resource to help companies create a scalable post merger or acquisition integration process and framework that accelerates operating and business benefit goal realization. Includes tools, templates, forms, examples and checklists to provide a no nonsense “handbook” style approach to managing an effective integration. Helps integration managers quickly get up to speed on various integration challenges, including guidance on developing detailed operational and functional integration plans to support flawless execution. Reveals how to avoid integration failure by establishing an in-house integration management office to handle integration projects. Includes a sample integration playbook that can be used to create a core competency within companies to support ongoing integration activity. Botched integration is the number one reason mergers fail. Mergers & Acquisitions Integration Handbook shows you how to develop, execute and implement merger integrations and business strategies to realize your organization's mergers and acquisitions goals.

The Mergers Acquisitions Handbook

Author: Milton L. Rock
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070533530
Size: 72.91 MB
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Covers strategy, valuations, negotiation, tax planning, closing services, due diligence, risk management, postmerger integration, antitrust guidelines, and the global market

The Routledge Handbook Of Chinese Second Language Acquisition

Author: Chuanren Ke
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317367901
Size: 23.14 MB
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The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition is the first reference work of its kind. The handbook contains twenty contributions from leading experts in the field of Chinese SLA, covering a wide range of topics such as social contexts, linguistic perspectives, skill learning, individual differences and learning settings and testing. Each chapter covers historical perspectives, core issues and key findings, research approaches, pedagogical implications, future research direction and additional references. The Routledge Handbook of Chinese Second Language Acquisition is an essential reference for Chinese language teachers and researchers in Chinese applied linguistics and second language acquisition.

Mergers And Acquisitions From A To Z

Author: Andrew Sherman
Publisher: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814439039
Size: 58.91 MB
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The definitive guide to getting deals done right. More than ten thousand mergers and acquisitions occur annually in the US, many among small- and mid-sized companies. These complex transactions can be an effective growth strategy, but they carry significant risk. Mergers and Acquisitions from A to Z helps guard against costly mistakes. Expert advice, case studies, checklists, and sample documents walk you through every step of the process-from valuation to securities laws to closing and successful integration. Covering the latest trends and regulatory developments, the fourth edition explains how to: Prepare for and initiate a deal * Create a letter of intent * Conduct due diligence * Structure profitable deals * Calculate the purchase price * Raise capital * Keep transactions on track * Understand the roles and risks for boards * Manage postclosing challenges * And more When done properly, mergers and acquisitions let companies eliminate rivals, extend territory, and diversify offerings. This trusted resource delivers the strategic and legal guidance you need to make the most of every deal.

Handbook Of Electronic Security And Digital Forensics

Author: Jahankhani Hamid
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814469238
Size: 54.69 MB
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The widespread use of information and communications technology (ICT) has created a global platform for the exchange of ideas, goods and services, the benefits of which are enormous. However, it has also created boundless opportunities for fraud and deception. Cybercrime is one of the biggest growth industries around the globe, whether it is in the form of violation of company policies, fraud, hate crime, extremism, or terrorism. It is therefore paramount that the security industry raises its game to combat these threats. Today's top priority is to use computer technology to fight computer crime, as our commonwealth is protected by firewalls rather than firepower. This is an issue of global importance as new technologies have provided a world of opportunity for criminals.This book is a compilation of the collaboration between the researchers and practitioners in the security field; and provides a comprehensive literature on current and future e-security needs across applications, implementation, testing or investigative techniques, judicial processes and criminal intelligence. The intended audience includes members in academia, the public and private sectors, students and those who are interested in and will benefit from this handbook.

Research Handbook On Mergers And Acquisitions

Author: Claire A. Hill
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1784711489
Size: 44.38 MB
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Global in scope and written by leading scholars in the field, the Research Handbook on Mergers and Acquisitions is a modern-day survey of the state of M&A. Its chapters explore the history of mergers and acquisitions and also consider the theory behind the structure of modern transaction documentation. The book also address other key M&A issues, such as takeover defenses; judges and practitioners' perspectives on litigation; the appraisal remedy and other aspects of Federal and state law, as well as M&A considerations in the structure of start-ups. This Handbook will be an invaluable resource for scholars, practitioners, judges and legislators.