M&A books

Hi everybody, I am working in M&A advisory and I would like to read some specific literature about the M&A process. Can someone experienced with this recommend me some books that are considered the best in this subject. I’m from Eastern Europe and here things are in an inception phase, no big names present on the market actively and not so many people that do things by the books. I feel like some strong theoretical background would help a lot. Any guys from the big investment banks could give me so guidance? Thanks a lot,

not from a big investment bank but i suggest you pull up the MBA sylabus from schools like Wharton, Chicago etc. and see what books they use as required and/or suggested reading for their M&A based classes.

I think “The Art of M&A” is the classic reference in that field. P.S. Correct me if I am wrong, but don’t the big houses (Goldman, Morgan, Lehman, and Merrill) have offices in Moscow now?

A good book on corp. finance, which relates to M&A, is the Quest for Value, by Stewart. It has alot of good concepts that I would think transfer…you probably know most of these though if you took LII or upper finance courses.

I’m from Romania actually, and here big investment banks do not have local offices, because large deals interesting for them are only a few and they have international teams working from abroad.

Bruner is encyclopedic: http://www.amazon.com/Applied-Mergers-Acquisitions-CD-ROM-Finance/dp/0471395064/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195829350&sr=1-1 This one gets some good reviews: http://www.amazon.com/Mergers-Acquisitions-Corporate-Restructurings-Patrick/dp/0471705640/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1195829350&sr=1-4

I guess London still covers former Sov. block - FSU and Moscow covers FSU - the Baltic countries.