22 February, 2018

Government considers intervention in Melrose bid for GKN

Sentiment for government intervention in a takeover has arisen, as the detail behind the proposed takeover of UK engineering business GKN by investment firm Melrose Industries is investigated. GKN,...

18 January, 2018

Investor concern as GKN rebuffs Melrose’s hostile takeover bid

Investors are watching anxiously after aerospace and engineering company GKN pushed back hard against a hostile takeover approach by engineering "turnaround" organisation Melrose. GKN has hit out t...

23 January, 2017

Hostile intent

Most M&A activity tends to be straightforward: purchaser identifies target, makes an offer, offer is rejected or accepted, and the world continues to turn. In some cases, however, things can take ...