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Fend Off Companies That Are Your Enemies

Fend Off Companies That Are Your Enemies

Know What is People Poison Pill

A strategy that is used as a defense so that the companies can fend off the hostile takeover is known as people poison pill. Continue reading about trading that might be hostile. The way this strategy works is that either team of management of the company that has been targeted will threaten the acquirer that when and if the takeover happens the complete team will resign from their position. The completion of the takeover process by the acquiring firm is discouraged by this people pill which is the main purpose of this strategy. This will give an introduction of who difficult it will be to replace an entire team with a new team and what will be possible difficulties they will face while doing so. However, if the acquiring firm is planning to maintain the management team that already exists, only then will people pill be effective.

There was a company by name Borden Corporation which was a food company that for the very first time that utilized the people poison pill which is an anti-takeover tactic. This happened in the year 1989 when the board of directors of the company provided an approval for a people pill where they said that it could be demanded by Borden that the acquirer should make payments for the shares of the company a fair amount. It also stated that none of the managers who were already present in the Borden should be demoted or fired. People poison pill is nothing but another variant of the defensive mechanism, poison pill.

There are a lot of tools that can be utilized as poison by the firms who are finding a way to prevent a takeover which also includes suicide pill. This might also include intentionally making the company bankrupt so as to either shut the company or to put it in the hands of a court-appointed receiver.

There is another type in poison pill known as poison put where the takeover is defended by using the strategy where the bonds are issued by the target company which can be redeemed by the investors even before they reach their maturity date. This form of poison pill will facilities designed to make the cost of the company that will be sustained by it high to acquire a company that has been targeted.

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About The Blog Author

Teresa Duncan received a degree of Master of Science in Healthcare Management from Marymount University. With over 22 years of healthcare experience (15 in dental), she has unique insight into the world of dentistry. Her specialty is helping dentists and managers increase revenue. By focusing on accounts receivable and insurance management, she helps dentists increase the value of their practice. As a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, she has a special interest in helping dentists identify and safeguard against employee embezzlement.

Teresa is founder and president of Odyssey Management.

She is a Fellow and Educator for the ICOI’s Association of Dental Implant Auxiliaries. Look for more articles from her regarding practice management, dental implants and oral health care news. She was named 2010’s ADIA Educator of the Year.

Teresa is a member-at-large on the board of the Academy of Dental Management Consultants.

Teresa is a Trustee for the auxiliary education-focused DALE Foundation.


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