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Review, rewriting and impact of Indian takeover code

K. Srinivasa Reddy (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India)
V.K. Nangia (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India)
Rajat Agarawal (Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee, India)

International Journal of Law and Management

ISSN: 1754-243X

Article publication date: 12 July 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the literature and statistical data on the Indian takeover code cum open offers market and break up the historical changes in takeover code into various phases for better understanding and decision making by mergers and acquisitions advisory, legal advisory, merchant bankers, investment bankers, business houses and academia.

Design/methodology/approach

The present study describes literature summary on takeover code and evaluates the growth phase of open offers through trend analysis with respect to amendments in Indian takeover code.

Findings

Since 14 years of takeover code presence in India, it evidences that there is an empirical support on growth phase in the open offers market.

Research limitations/implications

The study is developed on the basis of Indian takeover regulations and Securities and Exchange Board of India takeover code to wake up the public shareholding and regulatory bodies, by better conveyance of historical review at one place.

Originality/value

This study is the first of its kind, dividing the complete history of Indian takeover code into various phases for review and identifying the gaps for future research. Further, the paper investigates and finds various untouched facts and variables in both literature and statistical data on open offers.

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Citation

Srinivasa Reddy, K., Nangia, V.K. and Agarawal, R. (2011), "Review, rewriting and impact of Indian takeover code", International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 53 No. 4, pp. 241-251. https://doi.org/10.1108/17542431111147765

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