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Take Over



No treaties, no truces, this one is to the finish….


When Jim Crawford, the flamboyant CEO of electronics company Ayot plc launches a hostile bid for old-fashioned Byfield plc it at first appears just another example of market forces dictating the survival of the fittest, irrespective of the human cost. But it soon becomes apparent that Crawford has another motivation: an old score to settle with Byfield’s Chairman, John Parker. When things get personal cool business sense is the first casualty. Ride the takeover roundabout and experience the grim reality of the terrible financial and human cost when things go wrong.


‘The deadly countdown to completion of the takeover heightens the excitement and parallels of real life all too closely. This is a book that is hard to put down.’


Richard Holland, CEO, Boosey & Hawkes Group plc


Co-written with Mike Walker, Takeover has been translated into six different languages and entered the Top Ten best seller's list.