This note introduces pupils to the dynamics of the hostile takeover setting and characterized the decision problem as a “game”. In this context, it is necessary to understand other players and their ways of thinking, defensive tactics and rules (laws and precedents) to compete with the players. The survey covers these considerations and discusses the probabilistic analysis, with which the player can judge the possible actions of the various parties. The paper was prepared to supplement with disc … Read more »

This note introduces pupils to the dynamics of the hostile takeover setting and characterized the decision problem as a “game”. In this context, it is necessary to understand other players and their ways of thinking, defensive tactics and rules (laws and precedents) to compete with the players. The survey covers these considerations and discusses the probabilistic analysis, with which the player can judge the possible actions of the various parties. The paper was prepared to complement in discussions about hostile takeovers.
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Robert F. Bruner
Source: Darden School of Business
18 pages.
Release Date: 31, January 2002. Prod #: UV0113-PDF-ENG
Hostile takeovers: A Primer for the Decision Maker HBR case solution