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InnovationStructuring a staggered acquisition of a Dutch energy supply company
Originality5
Rationale6
Impact5
Total16
DescriptionUsed an unpopular Dutch regulation to give Vattenfall a controlling interest on the board of Nuon, the Dutch energy company. The largest European merger and acquisitions deal in 2009 is to be conducted in stages to assuage the public relations concerns of the selling local authority shareholders