Businesspeople participating in corporate acquisitions need quick, practical information on the numerous issues that might alter the course of a transaction. Yet most books on corporate acquisition activity concern themselves exclusively with the theoretical aspects of legal or financial issues. Now well-established as the leading work on the subject, Begg's Corporate Acquisitions & Mergers fills this informational void in practitioner resources by providing a practical, lucid, & informative guide to the legal, financial, administrative, & basic mechanics issues which arise in the course of merger acquisition activity. It covers acquisitions of private companies, listed public companies, & business undertakings. This important resource empowers practitioners to spot critical issues which could significantly affect the transaction at stake. As a result, parties to a transaction & their advisors know when to seek more detailed professional advice & how best to formulate the questions on which such advice is needed. These two volumes cover all of the countries of Western Europe. Quarterly supplements keep the work's coverage up-to-date & also include extensive explanation & commentary by specialists in each country. Subscribers also receive a quarterly Bulletin with succinct advice on the key changes & developments in the law & practice of European mergers & acquisitions in the previous three months. Professional advisors involved in merger & acquisitions activity whether bankers, independent or in-house counsel, tax consultants, accountants, public relations advisers, or actuaries will find Begg's Corporate Acquisitions & Mergers a reliable resource well worth consultation before & during these transactions.