If you are thinking about a merger, buyout, consolidation, roll-up or any of the cute names that corporate takeovers go by, read this first. While there are several examples of successful buyouts, this book also contains many examples of disasters.
The stories are well told without being preachy. The research is good, and while I might want more in depth information, for the average corporate exec, the level of detail works.
The part that sets this book apart is that it offers some great coaching questions should you be considering a buyout.
A solid read, and one with a number of takeaways.