A Comeback for the Hostile Takeover?

The hostile takeover was a product of the 1980s, when a spate of well-publicized efforts by takeover experts known as “corporate raiders” became popular. Since then, they’ve mostly happened as a result of market downturns that have made certain businesses appear to be favorably priced targets. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 epidemic, the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance expects another wave of aggressive takeovers. Even while the major stock market indices rebounded quickly from the pandemic’s impacts, it claims that many firms continue to suffer from low share values, making them open to aggressive takeovers.