SOURCE: StockCall


October 06, 2010 09:50 ET

Equity Research on Airgas Inc. and Air Products & Chemicals Inc. -- Hostile Takeover, the Saga

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - October 6, 2010) - offers investors comprehensive research on the industrial equipment wholesale industry and has completed analytical research on Airgas Inc. (NYSE: ARG) and Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (NYSE: APD). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches. 

While mergers and acquisitions are common place in business, hostile takeovers are not that frequent. The purchasing of a controlling interest in shares and the replacement of board members with your own personnel are important to gain majority control. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the industrial equipment wholesale industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the industrial equipment wholesale industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Airgas Inc. and Air Products & Chemicals Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

The company being taken over, of course, tries to make it as difficult as possible to prevent this from happening. Some companies have employed methods that make it thorny for shareholders to sell more than 15% of their stock without board approval. Companies trying to complete the takeover also have a bag of tricks they deploy in due time. Manipulating board meeting schedules and replacing board members with people on their side are tactics used. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

The proceedings are usually expensive for both companies involved in a hostile takeover, as court costs stem from both sides claiming the other is in violation. In some cases, companies are also being sued by their shareholders. While hostile takeovers may not be pretty, if successful, they can prove to be worth the many legal battles. One hostile takeover drama taking place at this moment in time is the one involving Air Products & Chemicals Inc. and Airgas Inc. Air Products & Chemicals Inc. has taken the battle to court as the company received fierce resistance from Airgas on its $5.5 billion hostile bid. Airgas Inc. and Air Products & Chemicals Inc. research reports are accessible for free by registering today at and

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