Chastain, Clark E.
May 1985
FE: The Magazine for Financial Executives;May1985, Vol. 1 Issue 5, p14
Trade Publication
The article discusses the role of federal legislation in controlling the consequences of corporate mergers. Unwanted takeovers appear to be a natural competitive outlet among corporate managements in the United States. But while unfriendly takeovers seem to form a positive force in tuning corporate control in American economy, the strategies and tactics used, appear at times to cause unnecessary destruction of resources, and to harm some parties not directly involved in the warfare. The Williams Act, enacted in 1968, aims to protect investors in companies subject to a takeover, and balance the support given to the bidding company and to the management of the target company.


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