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41425

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

In fairness the hostile takeover is rare. Forced consolidation is rather more de rigeur, where the worst performing company which can merge does so with the
Mike Hutton
3:34 AM
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41424

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

Sounds altogether too complicated. Real-world hostile takeovers don't work the way Mike seems to have set them up in his game. Nor were there any between major
Ian D Wilson
12:59 AM
#41424
 
41423

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

On Fri, 2015-07-31 at 19:56 +0000, 'thomas wall hannaford, jr.' ... I've long wanted to do something like that (limited liability corporations only came about
J C Lawrence
3:52 PM
#41423
 
41422

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

There is, but you can buy over 60% from the pool once the shares have been there for a round From: "'Beard, Bruce D' bruce_d_beard@... [18xx]"
Mike Hutton
3:39 PM
#41422
 
41421

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

On Fri, 2015-07-31 at 15:23 -0400, 'Beard, Bruce D' ... Au contraire, it sounds wonderful to me. The simple fact that it is explicit in the rules (one hopes)
J C Lawrence
3:36 PM
#41421
 
41420

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

Does this mean there is no 60% rule? It may be that fear of takeover leads players to buy 90-100% of their own companies. Investing becomes less about
Beard, Bruce D
3:31 PM
#41420
 
41419

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

I like 18NY's version, where you have to pay a pretty severe penalty to make a hostile buyout. In 1886, shares in the IPO vote against mergers, shares in the
Chris Nasipak
2:52 PM
#41419
 
41418

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

It isn't as extreme as you make out, but you get the gist. Broadly speaking this shouldn't happen until the last 1/4 of the game (unless you want to risk it),
Mike Hutton
2:48 PM
#41418
 
41417

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

... This happens quite a bit in the real world, too. I dub it the "Greenpeace vs. Exxon" strategy.
John David Galt
2:45 PM
#41417
 
41416

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

Ian, what if there was a "Final Control Protection Option" that could be exercised by Company Presidents, but only in the event that they "lose" a hostile
thomas wall hannaford, jr.
2:43 PM
#41416
 
41415

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

Let me see if I understand this right: I've just spent 3-4 hours carefully nurturing my company - of which I own 50% - to have good routes. I do a final
Ian D Wilson
2:12 PM
#41415
 
41414

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

The votes are tallied from *both* companies combined. Just suppose we have the following: Mike has 7 x L&GDave has 1 x L&G, 1 x LCDRachel has 6 x LCD Mike
Mike Hutton
2:07 PM
#41414
 
41413

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

... If he actually -owns- 50%, yes. Except in 18NY, where the company executing the takeover can just buy his stock from him. He can't refuse... but the
Chris Nasipak
2:03 PM
#41413
 
41412

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

Can't a president veto a takeover of his company just by owning 50%? On Fri, Jul 31, 2015 at 1:23 PM, Mike Hutton huttm@... [18xx]
Jonathan
1:36 PM
#41412
 
41411

Re: Hostile takeovers and mergers

In terms of "modernized" mechanisms, yes you can pay out half and see the stock price go up. In this game this is likely to be de rigeur, but there are other
Mike Hutton
1:24 PM
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