The Takeover Battle Between RBS and Barclays to Acquire ABN Amro

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This 16 page paper examines the take over battle that took place in 2007 between Barclays and a consortium led by the Royal Bank of Scotland to acquire ABN Amro. The paper looks at the events, the different offers and considers the potential motivations and problems that may be present when looking at acquisition as a strategy. The paper ends by reviewing the outcome of the battle. The bibliography cites 13 sources.