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Mergers and acquisitions in business can be friendly or hostile. In a hostile takeover, the acquirer attempts to acquire the target company either by a tender offer or a proxy fight to replace the management. This Blossary attempts to shed more light on the meaning of hostile takeovers and defense strategies.

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To protect the interests of stockholders from budding acquirer(s), there are different strategies that can be implemented. Here are some combat strategies, which a company can implement, in case of a ...

Domain: Business services; Category: Mergers & acquisitions

This method discourages the takeover by offering high lucrative compensations to the top management in the event of them losing their jobs in case of a takeover.

Domain: Business services; Category: Mergers & acquisitions

For a short time, you can entangle the bidder in a legal suit, by challenging the validity of the takeover; thus, helping the management of the target company to buy time for other defense ...

Domain: Business services; Category: Mergers & acquisitions

Often used in risk arbitrage. Technique used by an acquiring company to attempt to gain control of a takeover target. The acquirer tries to persuade the shareholders of the target company that the ...

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This defense strategy is often complemented with the poison pill technique. This technique, again aims at buying more time and increasing the difficulty for the predator. Staggered Board requires you ...

Domain: Business services; Category: Mergers & acquisitions

Implementing a Super majority clause, which requires 70-80% of stockholders' approval to pass the resolution of takeover. This makes it more difficult for the potential acquirer to convince the ...

Domain: Business services; Category: Mergers & acquisitions

The individual or company that is purchasing the stock of a Target company in stock purchase or the assets in an asset purchase, or the company which is acquiring a Target by means of a merger.

Domain: Banking; Category: Mergers & acquisitions Collected Term

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