General Regulation


Listed companies & corporate financing Takeovers: Takeover Presentation

Takeover bids

Published on August 2, 2013

The rules on takeover bids seek to ensure that offers proceed in an orderly fashion and comply with a number of principles. The latter include the interplay of bids and counter-bids, equal treatment and information for securities holders, market transparency and integrity, and fairness in trading and competition. The AMF ensures that these principles and rules are duly respected.

Proposed takeover bids are filed with the AMF, which examines them to make sure they comply with all relevant laws and regulations. Where appropriate, it issues a compliance decision stating the underlying reasons. These decisions, along with AMF notices informing the market of the filing, opening, timing and outcome of takeover bids, are posted on the AMF website using the “Decisions and financial disclosures” advanced search function.

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