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A Blueprint for Corporate Governance by Fred Kaen

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CHAPTER 9

THE CORPORATE CONTROL MARKET

INTRODUCTION

The corporate control market is a market in which investor/management teams buy and sell corporations and compete for control of a company. Narrowly defined, the corporate control market is a corporate takeover market in which mergers, acquisitions, hostile takeovers, leveraged buyouts (LBOs), and management buyouts (MBOs) take place. A broader definition includes a variety of other organizational restructuring events that are related to attempts by one team or another to retain or get control of a company. These events include divestitures, spin-offs, and initial public offerings (IPOs).

WHY A CORPORATE CONTROL MARKET?

Consider LeisurePark Enterprises. LeisurePark has two lines of business: ...

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