Article | Harvard Business Review | November 2010

A New Era for Raiders

by Guhan Subramanian

Abstract

The article presents information on corporate methods of preventing hostile takeovers by corporate raiders, such as the poison pill strategy. It is noted that some of these techniques have become less popular and effective. An argument is presented that Section 203 of the corporate code of Delaware, which has been in force since 1988, could be overturned, which would further reduce antitakeover protections for the majority of U.S. firms.

Keywords: Strategy; Mergers and Acquisitions; United States;

Citation:

Subramanian, Guhan. "A New Era for Raiders." Harvard Business Review 88, no. 11 (November 2010): 34.