Family Dollar Could Be a Hostile Takeover Target

March 17, 2011

As I speculated here, after Family Dollar’s rejection of the Trian Group’s “inadequate” acquisition proposal, reports show that Trian may be in the mood to take an offer directly to shareholders via a hostile takeover.  This is a situation where, prior to the Airgas decision, Trian may try to challenge Family Dollar’s use of its poison pill.

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