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Takeover Panel tables M&A code overhaul – The Independent

“The Takeover Panel has moved a step closer to drastically overhauling its code as it seeks to remove the ‘tactical advantage’ for hostile bidders targeting UK companies.”

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The Independent, 22nd March 2011

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Jeremy Hunt resigned to judicial challenge over BSkyB bid – The Guardian

“The culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said today he expects his decision on whether to allow the proposed takeover of BSkyB by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation to be judicially challenged whatever decision he comes to.”

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The Guardian, 12th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Government asks Ofcom to review News Corp’s BSkyB bid – OUT-LAW.com

“The Government has asked media regulator to assess the affect on media plurality of the proposal from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation that it take BSkyB private.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th November 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Takeover panel protects target companies with rule changes – OUT-LAW.com

“Long term investors’ interests are too easily damaged by hostile takeovers, the Takeover Panel has said. It will amend the City’s rules on takeovers of publicly traded companies to protect the existing shareholders of target companies.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 21st October 2010

Source: www.out-law.com

Unions call for ‘Cadbury law’ to protect British industry – The Guardian

“Unions today called for a ‘Cadbury law’ to protect the crown jewels of British industry following a damning verdict by MPs on the chocolate maker’s takeover by US food conglomerate Kraft.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Expro takeover given High Court approval – The Times

“The Takeover Panel received a significant boost to its authority to police takeovers today after the High Court approved a £1.8 billion acquisition of Expro, the oil services provider, by a private equity consortium.”

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The Times, 26th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk


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