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To assume control or management of a corporation without necessarily obtaining actual title to it.

A takeover bid or tender offer is a proposal made by one company to purchase shares of stock of another company, in order to acquire control thereof.


Mergers and Acquisitions.


noun acquirement of a corporation, acquisition of a company, appropriation, assumption of control over management, assumption of ownership, obtainment, procurement, procurement of a business, purchase: acquirement, assumption, attainment, possession, procuration, securement
Associated concepts: corporate raider, corporate takeover, friendly takeover, hostile takeover, tender offer, white knight


verb arrogate, assume, command, seize, take command, take charge, take possession, usurp
See also: condemnation
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He was previously a member of the Takeovers Panel from 2004 to 2013.
Sadly, no distinction is made in British law between the ownership rights of committed long-term shareholder stewards and the speculative ram-raiders including hedge funds which see takeover bids as a one-way bet to make a fast buck.
Key recommendations include ensuring companies take into account the impact of a takeover on employees and giving them greater opportunity to make their views known.
firm shows how seriously they're taking this, but the question becomes what is an appropriate use of district money, and certainly trying to defend the school district from a takeover -- a hostile takeover -- might be considered an appropriate use," Stern said.
French and Luxemburg government resistance against the hostile takeover bid by Mittal Steel, the world's largest steelmaker, on behalf of its French/Luxembourg rival Arcelor;
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If Wally believes in himself and his management team, his only real choice is to pursue his business plan and fight the takeover.
In order to prevent hostile takeovers, corporations often will incur expenses to redeem shares of their stock.
Adding insult to injury (from a capitalist standpoint), a third provision of the Pennsylvania law guaranteed severance pay for dislocated workers and the continuance of existing labor contracts once a hostile takeover bid had begun.
The IRS has exempted most advertising expenditures but remain silent on many other common The application of INDOPCO to all takeovers by the IRS is clear; however, judicial opinion on the applicability of INDOPCO to unfriendly takeovers remains to be determined.
Maintaining its earlier analysis and conclusion was inconsistent with National Starch, the IRS expanded the scope of National Starch to include expenses to resist hostile takeovers.
You'll get expert strategic guidance on improving your negotiating leverage in converting hostile takeovers into friendly deals.