Takeover Defence Strategies

Stock market fluctuations and lack of major shareholders can make a public company an easy target for hostile takeover.

In a takeover, the acquirer can seek to increase its control in the target company by increasing its shareholding using different strategies. A takeover can take place in mutual understanding with one or more major shareholders but also without their contribution. Shareholders may then have varying interests and seek to identify ways to respond to this situation.

We have extensive experience supporting boards of directors and major shareholders of target companies in takeover attempts and have assisted clients in developing various strategies to successfully respond to takeover bids in the desired manner.