Mr Bearbull 

GKN – worth a punt

Mr Bearbull

Mr Bearbull
GKN – worth a punt

Hostile takeover bids – once a way of life in London’s stock market – are now a rarity, a quaint throwback to an earlier era. Where once James Hanson and Sir Owen Green prowled, now there are prissy statements from private-equity houses who say they will only make an offer if, first, they get the consent of the target company’s board.

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