1. The Poison Pill, Long Hated by Investors, Gets New Love in Japan

    The Poison Pill, Long Hated by Investors, Gets New Love in Japan

    One of the corporate world’s most controversial takeover defenses is winning some unexpected fans. The poison pill — which dilutes the ownership of hostile acquirers — has long been criticized as a tool to keep bad management teams in place and deny existing shareholders the right to profit from buyouts...

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    1. Poison pills generally are not terribly good for shareholders.
    2. There are two types of poison pill, those in place all the time and those introduced as one-time measures.
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