Toeholds as an M&A strategy?

@article{Strickland2010ToeholdsAA,
  title={Toeholds as an M&A strategy?},
  author={D. Strickland and D. R. Martin and J. Cotter},
  journal={Journal of Corporate Accounting & Finance},
  year={2010},
  volume={21},
  pages={57-61}
}
“Toeholds” are a merger-and-acquisition (M&A) strategy, where a company buys a limited number of shares in a target firm prior to initiating M&A discussions with the target firm. Toeholds can lower the risk and cost of an acquisition. But this strategy carries risks of its own. The authors examine potential positive and negative consequences of using toeholds. © 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. 
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