Discuss the provided questions/topics using the textbook and additional research.

Discuss the provided questions/topics using the textbook and additional research. Your answers must include 2 sources other than the textbook, 1 biblical integration, and be in APA format, a title page and abstract are not required.
Homework: Hostile Takeovers & LBOs Assignment1. Why were hedge funds developed? What role do they play in the market today?2. What were some of the reasons for corporate deleveraging despite the low Federal Reserve rates?3. What created the change in the activist acquisition targets?4. Why is Jeff Smith known as one of the most aggressive activists? What was the result of his actions?5. What is the difference between a leveraged buyout and a going-private transaction?6. How have the trends in leveraged buyouts changed since their origination in the 1980’s?7. RJR Nabisco is ranked as one of the largest leveraged buyouts; discuss another recent leveraged buyout. How does this LBO differ from what happened at Nabisco?8. Discuss some of the potential conflicts of interest that take place in a management buyout.9. How does debt have a lower cost than equity? How does this impact the company’s tax position?10. List at least two ways of financing a leveraged buyout. Which method would you choose if you were brokering the LBO?