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Poison pills: Why companies use the self-defense strategy

Apr 15, 2022
Shareholder rights plans, as they are also known, are used to fend off takeovers, like Elon Musk's bid for Twitter.
To prevent Elon Musk from holding too much stake in Twitter, the board has enacted a "poison pill," giving other shareholders the opportunity to buy more shares in order to dilute Musk's power.
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How a poison pill works

Mar 23, 2015
Want to deter a company from buying you out? Use a poison pill!
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