The Task Of Advising The Target Co. In A Hostile Takeover

Law360, New York (September 10, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT) -- The first step in preparing for and protecting against a hostile takeover is helping the client understand the factors that make a public company more vulnerable to a hostile takeover attempt. A publicly traded company may make an attractive target for hostile bidders if:

there is a market perception (or reality) that the target company’s business is being badly managed — and thus could be improved under different management;

there are larger competitors in the target’s market that are aggressively acquisitive or would be able to...
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