1. What was the motivation for the Federal Securities Acts of 1933 and 1934?
2. What was the rationale for the Williams Act?
3. What was the purpose of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act?
4. Do you believe that current M&A regulations are sufficient to minimize abuse? Explain your answer.
5. Are there other ways in which you believe that M&As should be regulated? Be specific.
6. How do you believe the Sarbanes-Oxley Act will impact the number of initial public offerings and the number of firms converting from public to private status? Explain your answer.