Definition of Hostile takeover

1. Noun. A takeover that is resisted by the management of the target company.

Generic synonyms: Takeover



Definition of Hostile takeover

1. Noun. An attempted takeover of a company that is strongly resisted by the target company's management. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Literary usage of Hostile takeover

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1. Making Things Better: Competing in Manufacturing (1993)
"... believing that the market will penalize them for long-term investments that dilute those profits.25 The penalty is the threat of a hostile takeover. ..."

2. China: Open Policies Towards Mergers and Acquisitions 2006 by Publi Oecd Published by Oecd Publishing (2006)
"The threat of a hostile takeover is a market discipline encouraging managements to ... Failure to do so can result in a hostile takeover and subsequent ..."

3. Silicon Destiny: The Story of Application Specific Integrated Circuits and by Rob Walker, Nancy Tersini (1992)
"You have only three weeks to respond to a hostile takeover; with the Kidder Peabody tender defense, ... We believe we're the target of a hostile takeover. ..."

4. Hackoff.com: An Historic Murder Mystery Set in the Internet Bubble and Rubble by Tom Evslin (2006)
"Q^ I assume guns aren't used in hostile takeover attempts. ... They met at a benefit dinner while the hostile—the hostile takeover attempt—was going on. ..."

5. Financial Markets for the Rest of Us: An Easy Guide to Money, Bonds, Futures by Robert Vahid Hashemian (2001)
"During a hostile takeover attempt, the acquiring company buys enough shares in the target company to become a majority shareholder. ..."

6. Case Studies of Selected Leveraged Buyouts (1991)
"(KKR), a private investment firm, as a defensive maneuver against a hostile takeover attempt by the Dart Group.5 And Phillips' recapitalization was a ..."

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