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Hostile Business Takeovers
This paper explores the effects of hostile takeovers on post-deal stock prices.
# 99937 | 2,429 words | 8 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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The paper presents a review of buy-side company performance in relation to stock price in and around the time various corporations have made their hostile takeover bids. The paper reviews the literature and collection of research data from companies around the world that have been involved in both successful and failed takeover bids. The paper then attempts to determine whether companies ought to consider hostile takeovers as viable tools in their competitive toolboxes. The paper concludes that it appears that successful hostile bidding in itself is neither a guarantor nor a hindrance to performance, as measured by stock prices.

Review of the literature
Statement of the problem
Data Collection and Analysis

From the Paper:

"The subject of hostile takeovers has been frequently considered in the American research literature since the 1980s (Yang, 2003). After a large number of such takeovers occurred in the United States during that time, businessmen, academics, and legislators began to look for ways to deal with hostile takeovers with rational, research-supported solutions. One major development in the literature revolved around the ways the American economy has responded to block most attempts at hostile takeovers, with public policy and optimal defense strategies that corporations could use in order to fend off unwanted takeover bids. Subramanian (2003) provides a review of the major trends in buyer takeover strategies, and shows how legislative responses and corporate defense measures such as poison pill and effective staggered board management structures have made target-side corporations very difficult to acquire against their will."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Bagli, C.V. (1997). "The civilized hostile takeover: New breed of wolf at the corporate door." New York Times, March 10. Retrieved October 19, 2006, from
  • Bromby, C. (2002). "An analysis of shareholder wealth consequences from defeating hostile takeovers." Journal of Undergraduate Research. Retrieved October 19, 2006, from
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  • Mitchell, M., and Lehn, K. (1990). "Do bad bidders become good targets?" University of Chicago Press. Retrieved October 19, 2006, from
  • Oesterle. D.A. (1996). "Method to the merger madness: Revisiting the 80's takeover boom." The Cato Review of Business and Government. Retrieved October 19, 2006, from

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