Index

Page numbers followed by f and t refer to figures and tables, respectively.

A

AB Acquisitions Ltd, 321t

Abbott Laboratories, 117

AbbVie, 181, 229, 620

Abe, Shinzo, 9

Abenomics, 9

ABL, see Asset-based lending

ABN-AMRO Holding NV, 5t, 6t

Abnormal returns, 268, 269f

Absolute priority rule, 452, 470

Acceptance, pro rata, 83

Acclarent, 126t

Accounting:

for M&As, 608

for share repurchases, 218219

Accounting rules, 54, 55

Ackman, William, 296f, 301, 400, 410, 411

Acquiring companies (acquirers):

in emerging markets, 7273, 73t

fifth merger wave, 7071, 70f, 71f

hedge funds as, 301308

hurdle rates for, 561562

serial, 164165

valuation effects of payment method for, 584587

Acquisitions, prior, 398400

Acquisition multiples, 602

Acquisition premiums:

and operating synergy, 144145

and organizational form, 616617

Acquisition prices, interest rates and, 563564, 564f

Actavis, 301

Active antitakeover defenses, 214247

Activism:

corporate governance, 479480

effectiveness of, 283284

and greenmail, 220

by limited partners, 357359

trends in, 206207

Activism Blizzard, 175

Activist hedge funds, 291308

communication between shareholders in, 306308, 307f

and corporate restructuring, 410416

functions of, 301302

and growth of hedge funds, 291, 292f293f, 293

impact of, 302306

macroeconomic factors in growth of, 294300

and proxy fights, 288, 288f

Acxiom Corp., 484

Advantage Companies, 521

Advisory firms, proxy, 284286

Agee, William, 248

Agency costs, 480484, 496, 513514

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