n Transactions of the Centre for Business Law - Corporate control transactions in the United States of America : chapter 6 : part three : United States of America on corporate control

Volume 2010, Issue 46
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Contests for corporate control have over the past years increased and intensified, more so because of globalisation and economic efficiency amongst many other reasons. These contests are carried out through a number of devices such as mergers, acquisitions and takeovers. This chapter, therefore analyses the specified mechanisms utilised to assume corporate control. An in-depth evaluation of each of the relevant forms of these methods as well as the effectiveness of each as corporate control transactions are statutorily and judicially examined. The word 'acquisition' is interpreted as encompassing different forms of acquisitions such as mergers, takeovers or tender offers and other forms.

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