6. Takeover Tactics

  1. Patrick A. Gaughan

Published Online: 5 JAN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118269077.ch6

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition

Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition

How to Cite

Gaughan, P. A. (2010) Takeover Tactics, in Mergers, Acquisitions, and Corporate Restructurings, Fifth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118269077.ch6

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 JAN 2012
  2. Published Print: 11 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470561966

Online ISBN: 9781118269077

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Keywords:

  • hostile acquisitions;
  • regulating tender offers;
  • Williams Act;
  • shareholder wealth;
  • hostile bidder

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Preliminary Takeover Steps

  • Tender Offers

  • Open Market Purchases and Street Sweeps

  • Advantages of Tender Offers Over Open Market Purchases

  • Arbitrage and the Downward Price Pressures around M&A Announcements

  • Proxy Fights

  • Hedge Funds as Activist Investors

  • Summary