Deal analysis: deal protection on public takeovers launched September to December 2006

This document outlines the methods used by bidders on the largest recommended takeovers between September and December 2006 to protect the deal against the risk of a competitive bid. It also covers Cinven's offer for Gondola Holdings as this was the most heavily protected deal of the period. There is a table of the largest 10 deals in the period at the end of the document (table supplied by mergermarket). Nine out of these 10 deals were recommended.

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