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Cross-Border Mergers and Acquisitions

The Case of Merger Control v. Merger Deregulation

Mohammad Bedier

This book provides the reader with an overview of the origin of corporations and the history of mergers and acquisitions. It demystifies the dynamics of mergers and identifies the unique impediments facing cross-border mergers and acquisitions, with great attention to the pre-merger control laws and regulations, in several regions (US, EU, and Middle East). Most importantly, it discusses and assesses merger deregulation and other key reforming proposals.
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Abbreviations

Mohammad Bedier

ABAAmerican Bar Association
ARRAverage Rate of Return
CEOChief Executive Officer
CFIEuropean Court of First Instance
CFIUSCommittee on Foreign Investment in the United States
DCFDiscounted Cash Flow
DIACDraft International Antitrust Code
DOJUnited States Department of Justice
ECEuropean Commission
ECJEuropean Court of Justice
ECOSOCEconomic and Social Council of the United Nations
ECSCTreaty Establishing the European Coal and Steel Community
EECTreaty Establishing the European Economic Community
EPSEarnings per share
ERREconomic Rate of Return
ESOPEmployee Stock Ownership Plan
EUEuropean Union
FBIUnited States Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCPAForeign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977
FDIForeign Direct Investment
FTCUnited States Federal Trade Commission
GAAPGenerally Accepted Accounting Principles
GATTGeneral Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
GCCCooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf
HHIHerfindahl-Hirschman Index
HSRHart-Scott-Rodino Act
ICNInternational Competition Network
ICPACInternational Competition Policy Advisory Committee
IFRSInternational Financial Reporting Standards
ILOInternational Labour Organization
IOSCOInternational Organization of Securities Commissions
IPRIntellectual Property Rights
IRRInternal Rate of Return
ITOInternational Trade Organization
JVJoint Venture
LBOLeveraged Buyout
MBOManagement Buyout
MENAMiddle East & North Africa
MRAMutual Recognition Agreement
MVMMarket Value Method
NAFTANorth American Free Trade Agreement
OECDOrganisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
P/EPrice-Earnings Ratio
R&DResearch and Development
RVMReplacement Value Method
SECSecurities Exchange Commission
SWFSovereign Wealth Fund
TECThe Treaty Establishing the European Community
TFEUTreaty on the Functioning of the European Union
TRIPSAgreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights
UAEUnited Arab Emirates
UKUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
UNCTADUnited Nations Conference on Trade and Development
USUnited States of America
VDRVirtual Data Room
WTOWorld Trade Organization