For undergraduate and graduate level Finance, General Business, and Business Administration, Basic Economics, and Social Science courses covering strategic mergers and acquisitions and corporate valuation.
This important casebook provides an accessible presentation of case studies involving corporate mergers and acquisitions. It is a complete, yet concise, text that synthesizes recent available literature on takeovers, mergers, restructuring, and corporate governance within a logical, analytical structure. Each case study provides students with insight and understanding of the rationale for the adjustments firms are making in today's changing economies.
J. Fred Weston is Professor Emeritus Recalled of Managerial Economics and Finance at the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. He received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1948. He has published 31 books, 147 journal articles, and chaired 32 doctoral dissertations. Since 1968 he has been Director of the UCLA Research Program on Takeovers and Restructuring.
Dr. Weston has served as President of the American Finance Association, President of the Western Economic Association, President of the Financial Management Association, and as a member of the American Economic Association U.S. Census Advisory Committee. In 1978, he was selected as one of five outstanding teachers on the UCLA campus. In 1994, he received the Dean's Award for Outstanding Instruction in the Anderson School at UCLA. He has been an associate editor on a number of journals. He has been selected as a Fellow of the American Finance Association, of the Financial Management Association, and of the National Association of Business Economists.
Illustrative publications: Weston, Siu, and Johnson, Takeovers, Restructuring, and Corporate Governance, Third Edition, Prentice Hall, 2000; Weston and Copeland, Managerial Finance, Ninth Edition, 1998 Update; Copeland and Weston, Financial Theory and Corporate Policy, Third Edition, Addison Wesley, 1988; Weston, "Strategy and Business Economics," Business Economics, April 1989; Weston, Acquisitions Handbook, 1993; Chen, Weston, and Altman, "Financial Distress and Restructuring Models," Financial Management, Summer 1995; Weston and Chiu, "Growth Strategies in the Food Industry," Business Economics, January 1996; Weston and Siu, "Restructuring in the U.S. Oil Industry" (1996), and Weston, Johnson, and Siu, "Mergers and Restructuring in the World Oil Industry" (1999), Journal of Energy Finance & Development; Weston, Jawien, and Levitas, "Restructuring and Its Implications for Business Economics" (January 1998), and Weston, Johnson, and Siu, "M&As in the Evolution of the Global Chemical Industry" (October 1999) MBusiness Economics.
He has been a consultant to business firms and governments on financial and economic policies since the early 1950's. Professor Weston has held professional consulting assignments with Bank of America, Lockheed, Transmerica, Boeing, Hughes Aircraft, Crocker Bank, Reading Railroad, Litton, General Electric, Westinghouse, Quaker Oats, Sun Harbor Tuna, Eli Lilly Co., Hoffman-LaRoche, 3M Company, General Motors, GAO, IRS, U.S. Department of Commerce-Bureau of the Census, Shoenfeld Industries, Chevron, Morgan Stanley & Co., and AT&T.