The 3 Biggest Reasons Unsolicited Takeovers Go Up In Smoke

Law360, New York (April 18, 2016, 3:09 PM EDT) -- The art of carrying out a successful unsolicited takeover bid — especially one that turns hostile — is extremely nuanced, with even some of the most well-thought-out pursuits falling apart before a deal can be inked, experts say.

Both suitors and targets have access to a suite of tools and strategies for obtaining desired outcomes, opening the parties up to many challenges along the way. And while "unsolicited" does not necessarily mean "unfriendly," the goal is the same: Tell the more compelling story.

"It really comes down to a battle for the hearts and minds of the stockholders," said Ropes &...

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