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VI. Takeovers: Purchase and Sale of Controlling Shares
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Volume XIII: Business and Private Organizations | Chapter 6 (1972): Fundamental Changes in Marketable Share Companies

Completed in 1969

Alfred Conard

63. Dealings in control. – Buying the entire assets of a company, and transferring them from one corporate shell to another (as discussed in the preceding subchapter) is a relatively clumsy way to acquire an enterprise. A simpler, quicker, and less formal way, well known to contemporary finance, is to buy “controlling shares”, i.e., the shares owned by the persons who currently dominate the company management. By this me…

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Alfred Conard, “VI. Takeovers: Purchase and Sale of Controlling Shares”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 25 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_130606>
First published online: 2018



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