Henry G. Manne


In the past few years, the corporate takeover device of the cash tender offer has grown in frequency, and thus in importance. Concomitantly, legislation designed to sweep this relatively unregulated method of acquiring corporate control into the ambit of the SEC has been proffered. In response to the reasons which have been propounded in favor of such regulation, the author analyzes the pending legislation, appraises its likely consequences, and evaluates its objectives.

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