Takeovers: What would “The Gambler” do?

Analysing the lyrics to country music songs can strangely provide insight into managing money and in particular in dealing with the game theory that investors must analyse when faced with a takeover offer. Recently we have been receiving quite a few requests from clients about the takeovers of Asciano and Investa Office Trust asking about what to do in various takeover situations.  In this Kenny Rogers themed piece we are going to look at the different kinds of takeovers and the strategies investors should employ when a stock they own receives a takeover bid; namely “hold ‘em”, “fold ‘em” and know when to walk away and know when to run”.

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