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Watch for Outfits in the Takeover Lane. They're Likely to be More Common - and Fructiferous

By Malcolm Stacey | Wednesday 31 January 2024

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Hello Share Wavers. Twenty years ago, most of my income came from takeovers. I would choose a company that might be in the sights of a bigger fish and buy some shares, and it was not unheard of for me to suddenly make £10,000, say, in a day when a merger was confirmed. Examples are Arm Holdings or Yorkshire Television, but this has now not happened for me for some time. These days I tend to choose companies with regular pay-outs to keep me in take-away pizzas. But my favourite analytical bank, Berenberg, reckons that takeovers are coming back in vogue. Where though should we trust our mazuma when hoping for a takeover?
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