ACQUISITION/TAKEOVER In our experience, an acquisition or a takeover is often carried out to gain control of a company. For the acquiring company, an acquisition is considered as an easier way to enter a certain business field, rather than having to establish a new company, which will take time and cost in obtaining all kinds of permits needed to get the business running. For example, a foreign mining company or foreign airline that is financially stronger may try to acquire a company in Indonesia that has enough experience in running its business but is financially weaker. It is not uncommon for this share takeover to be carried out by an investor/investment company in the development of its business.   By owning the majority of shares of the target company, the acquiring company has a bigger chance of securing votes in the General Meeting of Shareholders (GMS). One example is that the acquiring company has a greater chance of appointing members of the Board of Direc