A hostile takeover in M&A is an unsolicited acquisition whereby the acquirer proposes a takeover offer directly to the target company’s shareholders, without the target board’s consent and in an effort to secure control of the target. Hostile takeovers are often complex and not well understood. We help our clients understand the strategies of behind hostile takeovers from the point of view of the acquirer, the target, and target shareholders.
We assess vulnerabilities, a given offer’s strategic attractiveness, any valuation weaknesses and anticipated attack and defense mechanisms employed by the parties, including proxy fights, poison pills and white knights, among others. We work with our clients to help them understand and mitigate risks and identify investment opportunities.
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