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In the 5th edition of this well-known text, Dr. DePamphilis explains the real world of mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring based on his academic knowledge and personal experiences with over 30 such deals himself. The CDROM and password-protected website for students is unique in enabling students to download and customize content. Important enhancements unique to the fifth edition: all 99 cases involve real-life deals made or announced within the last 5 years, extensive discussions of all current valuation techniques and their strengths and weaknesses, cross-border transactions analyzed and explained in detail, tax and legal issues covered comprehensively. Student Resource CDROM contains with hundreds of practice problems in interactive tests providing immediate feedback and solutions, chapter outlines, and selected case study solutions. Complete on-line instructor's manual completely updated as well including test bank with hundreds of questions not provided to students, in multiple choice, true false and essay format and all with answers, case study questions and solutions, ppt slides for each lecture, and many other instructor resources. Instructors can load the test bank into their institutions LMS for randomized and scoring tests. INSTRUCTORS MANUAL Extensive instructor support material is available on our Elsevier textbooks.com password protected website: Section 1: Chapter PowerPoint lecture slides. (Note that the Student Resources CDROM accompanying the text contains an identical set of slides.) Section 2: Test Bank/Solution Set (More than 1500) ? Chapter Learning Objectives/Outcomes (i.e., what the instructor hopes students will master upon completion of each chapter) ? Answers to End of Chapter Discussion Questions ? Solutions to End of Chapter Business Cases ? Solutions to End of Chapter Practice Problems for Chapters 7 and 8 ? Examination Questions and Answers: --True/False --Multiple Choice --Short Essay Questions (The author also recommends using end of chapter Discussion Questions for this purpose) Section 3: Example Syllabi for teaching the course at various levels: Undergraduate advanced undergraduate MBA and Masters in Finance Section 4: Examples of Excellent Student Papers a. Sony Acquires MGM in a Cash for Stock Deal 1. Sony Business Plan 2. Sales by Business Segment __2 3. Sales by Business Segment 4. LTD Analysis 5. Final Financials b. Lionshare Equity?s LBO of Plumtree 1. Revised Model for Plumtree 2. LBO Business Plan c. K2 Acquires Fotoball in a Stock for Stock Deal 1. K2 Fotoball Worksheet d. CCF Acquires CPK in a Cash and Stock for Stock Deal 1. Title and Executive Summary 2. Final Version 3. CPK Final Valuation Model PLUS: Over 1,500 Question Interactive Test Bank with Multiple Choice Questions and True or False Questions using the Elsevier Learning Interactions Library. Instructors can download these flash files, place them on their university's Learning Management System and students can take the test online. The Test Bank in concert with the LMS enables randomized testing as well. If the university allows for content posting to the LMS, students will be able to post these files without additional instruction. These tests are are SCORM compliant, so the tests will be automatically scored and scorse can be returned to the LMS for the instructor?s review. STUDENT RESOURCES CDROM INCLUDED WITH THE BOOK Contents: 1. Acquirer Due Diligence Question List 2. Excel-Based Mergers and Acquisitions Valuation and Structuring Model 3. Excel-Based Leveraged Buyout Valuation and Structuring Model 4. Excel-Based Real Options Valuation Model 5. PowerPoint Slides for each chapter 6. Chapter Summaries 7. Acquisition Process: The Gee Whiz Media Case Study (including discussion questions and solutions)