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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 specialises in large-scale public mergers and acquisitions transactions, including advising on hostile takeover bids, structuring multi-billion dollar mergers and planning high profile acquisitions.
Each FerrAus Director continues to recommend that FerrAus Shareholders ACCEPT the Takeover Offer and each FerrAus Director intends to ACCEPT the Takeover Offer with respect to all FerrAus shares held by them or in which they have a relevant interest, in the absence of a superior offer and subject to the opinion of an Independent Expert in relation to the Takeover Offer.
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.
The Takeover Panel has now revealed proposals to make hostile takeovers more difficult, although it rejected some of the more radical calls for overhaul.
Los Angeles Unified -- which already has hired a public relations firm to promote its agenda -- spent $1,500 to fly in parents from New York City, Chicago and Detroit -- who will meet today with parent groups in Los Angeles and encourage them to fight mayoral takeover.
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;
Today, with the influx of group products and group brokers to the voluntary market, traditional takeovers are becoming more popular.
It is less clear how to unwind this snarl of takeover defenses.
The Stock Exchange's takeover panel issued a statement this morning revealing the FSA are looking into "the nature and status of certain shareholdings in Chelsea Village plc in the period preceding the announcement of the bid" by Abramovich.
Takeover specialists look for value that the old management is missing.
A recent survey indicated that 38 percent of individuals have been victims of account takeover.
Researchers once assumed that these takeover artists had lost their own nests or been stuck as subordinate females in other queens' colonies.