"M&A: Behind the Boom in Unsolicited Bids" (BusinessWeek)

September 30, 2009

On September 30, BusinessWeek published a new column by Frank Aquila titled, "M&A: Behind the Boom in Unsolicited Bids." In the column Mr. Aquila explores how the availability of cash to financially strong strategic buyers and weakened takeover defenses at target companies appear to be fueling the recent rise in unsolicited bids. Mr. Aquila also discusses how unsolicited bids by established companies and the large institutional shareholder ownership of most public companies has significantly changed the unsolicited bid landscape.