Takeover Strategies, Competitive Bidding, and Defensive Tactics

Brendan McSweeney

in The Handbook of Mergers and Acquisitions

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199601462
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191743320 | DOI:
Takeover Strategies, Competitive Bidding, and Defensive Tactics

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This chapter considers the main tactics employed during attempted takeovers (both negotiated and hostile) to enable or frustrate completion of a takeover. As takeover tactics do not have inherent power—both their choice and effects are influenced by larger dynamics—the tactics are discussed in relation to a number of key contexts, including varieties of corporate governance and takeover strategies which shape, albeit they do not determine, their choice and efficacy.

Keywords: corporate governance; hostile takeovers; takeover tactics; takeover strategies

Chapter.  8592 words. 

Subjects: Financial Institutions and Services

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