Confidentiality clause vital in takeover bid

This week's expert is Jim Mulqueen, corporate finance partner at FGS in Dublin.

19th November, 2005

This week's expert is Jim Mulqueen, corporate finance partner at FGS in Dublin.

I run a medium-sized business and recently have been approached by a larger competitor with a view to taking over my company. They have asked me to supply detailed financial and operational information, which I would be reluctant to release in case the buyer is not sincere. Is it normal to provide this level of information at this stage? What should my...

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