takeover defense

Antitakeover Measure

Periodic or continual measures a firm's management takes to discourage unwanted or hostile takeovers. One example of an antitakeover measure is the macaroni defense, in which the company issues a large number of bonds with the proviso that they must be redeemed at a high price if the company is taken over. See also: Shark Watcher.

takeover defense

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Since 1989, we have advised clients navigating a full range of critical transactions, including complex mergers, acquisitions, debt and equity financings, minority and majority recapitalizations, restructurings, and advisory services including takeover defense, fairness and solvency opinions and valuations.
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As such, it continues, along with Lipton and Steinberger's Takeovers and Freezeouts (Law Journal Press) and Fleisher and Sussman's Takeover Defense (Aspen Law & Business), to be an important reference for anyone planning defenses to a potential hostile takeover attempt.
Litigation between the two is still ongoing in the state of Delaware, with Quickturn trying to have the offer declared illegal and Mentor attempting to remove Quickturn's poison pill takeover defense.
A target corporation arranged to be acquired by a white knight as a hostile takeover defense.
In two different Technical Advice Memoranda (TAM),(2) the IRS held certain takeover defense costs to be deductible expenditures.
The investigation concerns whether the board of directors of CVR are acting in the shareholders' best interests in connection with the Offer, including their recent decision to adopt a "poison pill" takeover defense in connection with Icahn's prior admonitions that the Company be sold.
DiLullo has advised on nearly $100 billion of completed transactions, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, hostile acquisitions and takeover defense, leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations, spin-offs, major share repurchases and financings.
Poison pills, ironically termed shareholder rights plans, are the hottest takeover defense.
The firm's investigation seeks to determine, among other things, whether the Board of CVR breached its fiduciary duties by adopting a poison pill takeover defense that would impede the sale of the Company.
NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- We are pleased to announce that Chris Young will join Credit Suisse as Managing Director and Head of the Takeover Defense practice within the Mergers and Acquisitions group in the Investment Bank, effective June 1st.
Bull-Dog exercises Japan's 1st 'poison pill' takeover defense