Takeover Forms

Prepare the documents required for a takeover of a public or private company with these Takeover Forms. Fully editable and easy to customize to fit your needs.

These are Canadian legal forms.

The term takeover is generally used to refer to an acquisition where the company being acquired is resisting the takeover, otherwise known as a 'hostile takeover'. This is accomplished by bypassing the board of directors and making a tender offer directly to the shareholders. If the offer to purchase their shares is 'sweet' enough, a majority of the shareholders may decide to approve the takeover, notwithstanding that the directors and management oppose it.

Many companies have employed defenses against corporate takeover, such as instituting a shareholders' rights plan which allows shareholders to purchase additional stock at a reduced price, resulting in a higher number of shareholders. However, these strategies can have the negative effect of lowering the stock price and diluting the shares.

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