Contracting out

Contracts for Difference


Surprise is always the favoured form of attack, not least when the strategy can save a company millions. But when defence and aerospace giant BAE Systems used a surprise weapon of its own in a takeover bid for the UK-based military vehicle manufacturer Alvis back in June 2004, some investors started to cry foul. Under the noses of Alvis shareholders, BAE had effectively sewn up the fate of a large chunk of the company behind closed doors - and with a group of investors that held not a single

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

If you already have an account, please sign in here.

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here