Hos­tile takeover

Busi­ness makes strange bed­fel­lows when the Spencers help Ridge to ditch Rick and rule the For­rester em­pire.

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Uh-oh, Bill Spencer (left) isn’t go­ing to be a silent part­ner in the For­rester takeover. Week­days SABC3 (*193) 18:00

For­rester Cre­ations’ CEO Rick (Ja­cob Young) and his top model Maya’s (Karla Mosley) rude treat­ment of their em­ploy­ees has made them a lot of en­e­mies. Head de­signer Ridge (Thorsten Kaye) has re­sented lit­tle brother Rick’s con­trol since day 1, while gen­tle­manly Liam Spencer (Scott Clifton) has found Rick’s treat­ment of his For­rester jew­ellery de­signer girl­friend Ivy (Ashleigh Brewer) deeply of­fen­sive. When big boss Eric (John McCook) re­fuses to use the Maya-trans­gen­der me­dia cir­cus to get his CEO son to step down on Mon­day 13 June, Ridge steps in, ready to be­tray his dad and brother. On Mon­day 20 June, he gives the goa­head for a takeover that will unite For­rester’s largest share­hold­ers – Ridge, Liam and St­effy For­rester (Jac­que­line MacInnes Wood) – against Eric, who’s go­ing to learn that hold­ing the largest share of stock isn’t enough to keep con­trol of the com­pany he started.

TEAM ERIC: 37.5% CON­TROL

ERIC FOR­RESTER Eric held 25% of For­rester’s stock in 2010, when it was split be­tween him, Ridge, Stephanie (Susan Flan­nery) and Tay­lor (Hunter Tylo) but he lost half of that to Donna Lo­gan (Jen­nifer Gareis) in their 2010 di­vorce. When Stephanie died in 2012, she left her 25% to Eric.

TEAM RIDGE: 62.5% CON­TROL

RIDGE FOR­RESTER: 25% Ridge gave son Thomas (then Adam Gre­gory) 5% but per­suaded Thomas to sign back con­trol of it when Thomas went to Paris in 2012. Ridge wants Rick gone be­cause “we got to try to get some dig­nity back in this com­pany”. ST­EFFY FOR­RESTER: 25% Tay­lor gave Ridge’s daugh­ter St­effy her 25% in 2011. Af­ter a chat to her dad and a run-in with rude Rick on Thurs­day 16 June, St­effy tells Ridge, “Rick de­serves what’s com­ing to him.” LIAM SPENCER: 12.5% Donna sold Bill Spencer (Don Di­a­mont) her 12.5% in 2011. But thanks to his po­si­tion at Spencer Publications, Bill’s son Liam con­trols use of the shares.

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