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    With the "crashed" pound, foreign firms will be asset stripping the UK of all our best companies.

    Just the other day the Japanese bought ARM (they design the chips for iphones and game consoles). Should we allow the UK economy to be pulled apart by post brexit asset strippers?
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    How is selling a company to a foreign investor asset stripping? The value of ARM is in its employees. Are you really suggesting a Japanese firm could move the company away from Cambridge?
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    (Original post by ByEeek)
    How is selling a company to a foreign investor asset stripping? The value of ARM is in its employees. Are you really suggesting a Japanese firm could move the company away from Cambridge?
    Nope - just all the future profits etc go to Japanese investors not UK ones. Thus, for example the arm dividend metrics are:
    2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Dividend growth:25.07% 23.16% 26.67% 29.31% 20.00%
    Dividend yield:0.80% 0.70% 0.50% 0.60% 0.60%
    Dividend cover:2.74 2.59 2.59 3.32 3.66


    All this goes to Japan now.
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    That's not what asset-stripping means.
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    If they want to asset strip then that is their right, they are a private investor and their responsibility is to their shareholders.
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    (Original post by FredOrJohn)
    Nope - just all the future profits etc go to Japanese investors not UK ones.
    Ummm - no. You are free to purchase shares in Softbank if you wish.
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    (Original post by FredOrJohn)
    With the "crashed" pound, foreign firms will be asset stripping the UK of all our best companies.

    Just the other day the Japanese bought ARM (they design the chips for iphones and game consoles). Should we allow the UK economy to be pulled apart by post brexit asset strippers?
    And a 40 odd percent premium was paid


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    (Original post by FredOrJohn)
    Nope - just all the future profits etc go to Japanese investors not UK ones. Thus, for example the arm dividend metrics are:
    2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Dividend growth:25.07% 23.16% 26.67% 29.31% 20.00%
    Dividend yield:0.80% 0.70% 0.50% 0.60% 0.60%
    Dividend cover:2.74 2.59 2.59 3.32 3.66


    All this goes to Japan now.
    Err no it goes to the share holders of SoftBank


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    Dear FredOrJohn,

    Learn what asset stripping means if you're going to use the term in your threads.


    Yours sincerely,

    Gora The Xplorer
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    If you like capitalism, stop whinging and take the L
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    (Original post by FredOrJohn)
    With the "crashed" pound, foreign firms will be asset stripping the UK of all our best companies.

    Just the other day the Japanese bought ARM (they design the chips for iphones and game consoles). Should we allow the UK economy to be pulled apart by post brexit asset strippers?
    Or should we ensure that the existing investors in a company are unable to profit from their investment by selling out to a willing buyer?
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    (Original post by FredOrJohn)
    With the "crashed" pound, foreign firms will be asset stripping the UK of all our best companies.

    Just the other day the Japanese bought ARM (they design the chips for iphones and game consoles). Should we allow the UK economy to be pulled apart by post brexit asset strippers?
    You mean free trade....

    You mean stopping the the actual owners of a company selling what they own to someone else. They offerd 50% more than the share price.

    Shareholders are free to reject or in the fred or john world you wnat to control all companies...
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    (Original post by FredOrJohn)
    Nope - just all the future profits etc go to Japanese investors not UK ones. Thus, for example the arm dividend metrics are:
    2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
    Dividend growth:25.07% 23.16% 26.67% 29.31% 20.00%
    Dividend yield:0.80% 0.70% 0.50% 0.60% 0.60%
    Dividend cover:2.74 2.59 2.59 3.32 3.66


    All this goes to Japan now.
    They make approc £500m profit. Softbant offered £24,000,000,000.
    They will still pay UK income tax for its employees and coproation tax.
 
 
 
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