I had a thought regarding recent news about Facebook's activist investors and the controversy over stock classes and voting rights (Zuckerberg's 15% holding gives him dictatorial control, due to class B shares).

If all shares had equal vote, it would take ~$300B to buy a controlling interest in Facebook (at current stock price). If any theoretical lawsuits were to succeed in leveling the class structure, might that then open Facebook to potential takeover/buyout?

E.g. a Google+Facebook merger?


I sort of wonder if this is one of those "devil you know" vs. "devil you don't" kind of situations.

It also makes me wonder about the motivations and financial backing of said activist investors.

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