Tender Offers by Controlling Shareholders: The Specter of Coercion and Fair Price

41 Pages Posted: 7 Jan 2004

Abstract

The Delaware Supreme Court has recently cleared a path for controlling shareholders to freeze out minority shareholders through a combination of a tender offer and a short-form merger. This article defends that doctrinal development against recent attacks from a number of commentators. I conclude that the risks of coercion are slight in this context and that minority shareholders are unlikely to benefit from more intrusive judicial scrutiny.

Suggested Citation

Pritchard, Adam C., Tender Offers by Controlling Shareholders: The Specter of Coercion and Fair Price. Berkeley Business Law Journal, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=485022

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