friendly takeover

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Noun1.friendly takeover - a takeover that is welcomed by the management of the target company
takeover - a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation
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A reverse takeover is not necessarily simpler, quicker or cheaper than an initial public offering - although, invariably they are friendly mergers and should, therefore, proceed more smoothly than might be the case in a contested or hostile takeover," he said.
Hostile takeovers are rare in Japan, where close ties between companies and their lenders typically result in friendly mergers.
Mergers of equals (MOEs) are friendly mergers generally characterized by extensive pre-merger negotiations between firms with comparable bargaining positions resulting in both lower target premiums and greater shared control (board and management) between target and acquiring firms.

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