My question is in regards to companies buying othercompanies though share offers. For example Westpacs 1.31 share takeover for St George and BHP's 3.4 for Rio.
What does this usually do to the company that makes the takeover (e.g. westpac) on the day they give out those shares (if this is how it works), Does the share price drop. If so what would happen in the medium term (e.g. would it steadily rise)
Thanks for your help