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Description:  Billionaire investor William Ackman bought a $950 million stake in Kraft Foods Inc. and urged its Chief Executive Officer Irene Rosenfeld to limit the amount of stock she uses to bid for Cadbury Plc.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: 01/16/2010

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=aSMnsSKPDuMk

Questions for discussion:

  • Do you think Ackman’s decision is a smart move?
  • Do you agree that Rosenfeld should limit the use of Kraft stock in its effort to take-over Cadbury?
  • Do you think the current offer for Cadbury will be successful? Explain your thinking.

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