Teaching Resource: Try Your Hand at Takeovers


In this activity students will prepare a presentation for shareholders arguing why a company should or shouldn't be taken over in a hostile takeover bid.

Students will work in small groups. Half of the groups will be representing the target company(Cat Confection) and argue why the target company will perform better for shareholders if it was allowed to remain an independant company. The other half will argue the benefits that shareholders would gain if the company was to be taken over by the bidding company (Purrawag). 

A description of the target and bidding company have been provided.

You, the teacher, can decide if the presentation is verbal or written.

A link to the activity and the documents have been provided below.

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