Research a hostile takeover of an â€œacquired firmâ€ from the year 2000 onwards, and examine the long-term impact on the stock market performance of the â€œacquiring firmâ€ in the post-acquisition era.
1. Describe the circumstances of the takeover.
2. Discuss whether the takeover was beneficial or harmful for the previous shareholders of the â€œacquired firmâ€?