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Mergers and Acquisitions - Drafting and Negotiating Documents for Corporate Transactions: Getting Started

A round-up of print and electronice resources devoted to creating the documents involved in the purchase and sale of business organizations.

Introduction to Guide

This Guide highlights resources available for drafting documents in connection with corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A).  The Guide is intended to (1) provide background information regarding the M&A process and (2) to identify sources for locating necessary forms (also sometimes referred to as "precedents") for drafting documents. The Guide focuses on transactions within the United States, though many of the sources identified address international M&A issues as well. This Guide includes the following pages:

Access to many of the electronic resources included in this Guide is limited to users who have a valid Loyola ID and password.

About this Page

This page provides links to, and descriptions of, the a variety of basic M & A sources. These are great starting points for students or practitioners who need background or grounding in corporate transactions before digging deeper into what documents are needed and how to draft them.

Related Research Guides

This Guide is intended to assist students in locating background information and sample documents relating to mergers and acquisitions.

If you are interested in resources for researching legal issues associated with corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies, please see the Law Library's Business Organizations Law Research Guide.

For more general information on business organizations, including industry information, statistics and case studies, see the LUC Main Library's Business Administration Research Guide.

M&A Study Aids and Basic Overviews

The following titles provide a basic introduction to corporate mergers and acquisitions. Each has a different scope and depth of treatment. For more in depth treatment and/ or sample forms, see the sources under the Treatises, Practice Guides and Form Books tab. These sources are listed in alphabetical order.

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