Target firm


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Target firm

A firm that is the object of a takeover by another firm.

Takeover Target

A publicly-traded company that is the object of a takeover, especially, but not necessarily, a hostile takeover. That is, another company is interested in buying the takeover target, often by buying its shares with the intent of obtaining a majority stake without the authorization of its board of directors. An acquiring company identifies takeover targets based on a variety of factors, including share price and growth potential; it may buy up to 5% of the takeover target without publicly disclosing its intentions. A takeover target is also called a target company.
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In a hostile takeover, the merger game is often one-sided with the acquirer trying to be aggressive that results in a quite a different situation when the merger is mutually agreeable between the acquirer and target firm.
Mean equality tests were run between the takeover premiums under the four possible combinations of strong and weak management control for acquiring and target firms.
smaller boards will be more likely to seek or approve a takeover deal rather than resist it if they perceive that the deal will enhance firm value, especially when the target firm performs poorly.
For example, the SDC creates an entry in the ODA field when a target firm publicizes its intention to sell itself or when a target firm receives an unsolicited offer from a bidder.
Claims often arise from acquired high-risk clients of target firms where the risk was not properly identified and managed.
Moreover, the data show that after acquisition, target firms save less cash out of incremental cash flows, and that the target firm's investments tend to be less correlated with cash flows.
Accordingly, the review of extant research work is primarily focused on studies measuring the implications of mergers and acquisitions on acquirer shareholders' wealth from the point of view of method of financing employed in mergers and acquisitions and type of target firm (listed/unlisted) merged.
Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) require acquiring firms to record goodwill as an asset when they purchase a target firm and pay more than the fair market value of the identifiable net assets of that firm.
As these numbers grow--so grows the importance of the correct valuations of a target firm.
Therefore, it is particularly applicable merger and acquisition activity as it primarily focuses on the necessity of finding an optimal solution to achieve efficiency in the investment and administration of target firm assets within the network of a multinational firm.
As expected, relative size between the acquiring and target firm is significant in explaining the relative proportion of compensation from salary, bonus, and options.
Find out which recruiters handle your target firm, then meet with them," she advised.