Privacy policy

We (the Panel on Takeovers and Mergers, or ‘Panel’) do not explicitly request personal information from users of this website, for example in contact forms or through the process of ordering printed copies of documents. However, like most websites, we do collect some data as you use the site.

This privacy policy explains how and why, and only covers the Panel’s website, thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

The Panel’s site does not automatically capture or store personal information, other than logging your IP address and session information such as how long your visit lasted and the type of browser used. This is recognised by the web server and is only used for system administration and to provide statistics, which we use to evaluate how the site is used.

This policy does not cover links within this site to other websites.

Cookies

Cookies collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site, which is then used to help improve the site. The information collected includes the number of site visitors, where visitors come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’, which are text files placed on your computer, to help analyse how visitors use thetakeoverpanel.org.uk.

For further details on Google Analytics cookies, including those not used by the Panel’s sites, visit cookies set by Google Analytics.

Content Management System cookies

The software (WordPress) which displays our website content uses some cookies to remember selections or preferences you’ve already made.

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You can choose to refuse cookies or tell your browser to let you know each time that a website tries to set a cookie. However, refusing cookies may mean some sections of the site will not work properly.

For more information about cookies (including how to turn them off) please visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

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Disclosure Table

Details of offeree companies and offerors currently in an offer period. Positions and dealings in relevant securities must be disclosed under Rule 8 of the Code.

Current Table - Rule 8 Summary
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The Takeover Code

The Takeover Code is designed to ensure that shareholders are treated fairly, are not denied an opportunity to decide on the merits of a takeover and are afforded equivalent treatment by an offeror. It provides an orderly framework within which takeovers are conducted.
Download Code as PDF - Order printed copy

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Statements by the Panel

Download Statements, Practice Statements and Annual Reports published by the Takeover Panel.

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Company announcements

Where to find statements and disclosures notified to a Regulatory Information Service in relation to takeovers regulated by the Takeover Panel.

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