I wrote a book in the mid-'70's entitled ANATOMY OF A MERGER, a guide to handling negotiated acquisitions. Looking back from the vantage point of a decade later, I was struck by the tremendous changes that had taken place in terms of how acquisitions of public companies are accomplished. Today, the hostile takeover has so permeated the public company acquisition scene that it has entirely altered the way that lawyers and others who ply this trade accomplish their goals.
James C. Freund,
Mergers and Acquisitions: The Quintessence of Change,
36 Clev. St. L. Rev.
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