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The origins of the market for corporate control

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This Article examines the origins of the market for corporate control in the United States. The standard historical narrative is that the market for corporate control took on its modern form in the mid-1950s with the emergence of the cash tender offer. Using handcollected data from newspaper reports, we show that there in fact were numerous instances during the opening decade of the twentieth century where a bidder sought to obtain voting control by purchasing...

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Published
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Subgroup:
Law Faculty
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Publisher:
University of Illinois Publisher's website
Journal:
University of Illinois Law Review Journal website
Volume:
2014
Issue:
5
Pages:
1835-1866
Publication date:
2014-08-31
ISSN:
0276-9948
Pubs id:
pubs:506432
URN:
uri:b8ff1a93-b9c2-4979-9eb7-8e4dc4ea2373
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uuid:b8ff1a93-b9c2-4979-9eb7-8e4dc4ea2373
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