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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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But I would go further and reinsert a broad ranging public interest test back into UK takeover law.
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The Supreme Court is sure to be asked to resolve the question of whether fees incurred in a hostile takeover should be given different tax treatment from those incurred in a friendly takeover.
They were talking before a meeting on the company's response to yesterday's hostile takeover announcement from The Harris Group, a holding company through which C.