The Family Dollar Takeover War Goes Before the Shareholders

A Family Dollar Store in Mansfield, Texas, on Jan. 7 Photograph by Ben Torres/Bloomberg

Dollar General is showing itself to be a particularly motivated buyer in its pursuit of rival discount retailer Family Dollar Stores. The bidding war entered a new phase Wednesday as Dollar General began a tender offer to shareholders on its $9.1 billion cash bid. More importantly, the “hostile” approach allows Dollar General to begin discussions with regulators about antitrust concerns.

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