Business Combinations



Take-over bids make the financial headlines some time during nearly every week of the year and many of the reports are compelling reading for people interested in industry and finance. This is particularly so as many of the companies are known to everyone. We have already noted how the British motor industry has regrouped its forces to counter the spread of the Detroit octopus. The trend has followed in the less glamorous component manufacturing world where, for example, Birfields (propeller shaft manufacturers) have been absorbed by the giant Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds group.


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Further Reading

  1. G. Bull and A. Vice, Bid for Power (Elek Books 1958).Google Scholar
  2. R. J. Chambers, Financial Management (Sweet & Maxwell 1967).Google Scholar
  3. T. A. Hamilton Baynes, Share Valuations (Heinemann 1966).Google Scholar
  4. A. J. Merrett and A. Sykes, Finance and Analysis of Capital Projects (Longmans 1963).Google Scholar
  5. Margot Naylor, Your Money (Barrie & Rockliff 1966) chs 20–3.Google Scholar
  6. M. A. Weinberg, Take-Overs and Amalgamations (Sweet & Maxwell 1963).Google Scholar
  7. ‘Acquisitions and Amalgamations’, Economic Trends (Apr 1963 and Nov 1965).Google Scholar
  8. ‘Trade Investments of Quoted Companies’, Economic Trends (May 1966).Google Scholar

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© K. Midgley and R. G. Burns 1969

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