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hostile takeover

n.
An acquisition of a firm despite resistance by the target firm's management and board of directors.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hostile takeover - a takeover that is resisted by the management of the target company
takeover - a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation
Translations
feindliche Übernahme
敵対的買収
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However out-in MandAs (MandAs of domestic companies by foreign companies) and especially hostile takeovers remain few today in Japan.
Qantas Airways Ltd, whose share prices have dropped significantly, is said to be building a team of banks and key executive management to prevent any hostile takeovers.
The bid, however, has been turned down twice by the target company, which also adopted a poison pill to avoid hostile takeovers.
He called on the Government to introduce legislation making it harder for hostile takeovers to succeed, for example by ensuring that two-thirds of shareholders must agree to any deal.
The pledges contained in the Labour manifesto include proposals to increase to two thirds the number of shareholders who must vote for a change in hostile takeovers.
The Government is ordered to examine the existing legislation aimed to protect ownership rights and to prepare a draft law within 3 months to define hostile takeovers (corporate raid), corporate disputes, to improve keeping registers of joint stock companies, to improve norms of criminal, civil and procedural legislation aimed to ensure protection of owners' rights in full; to tighten responsibility for hostile takeovers, decisions of officials violating lawful rights of owners, for decisions made by judges.
Greenmailing is a corporate acquisition strategy for generating large amounts of money from attempted hostile takeovers of large, often undervalued or inefficient companies.
The head of the Luxembourg government, Jean-Claude Juncker, on his part, is questioning hostile takeovers as an instrument for corporate restructuring in the European Union altogether.
who had distinguished himself a decade earlier as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee's Watergate impeachment hearings, was now fired up about the rash of hostile takeovers roiling corporate America.
American companies are not interested in engaging in hostile takeovers.
The demutualization trend and other industries struggling through hostile takeovers, however, clearly threaten this goal.
Lloyd's of London, in association with one of its brokers, Prentis Donegan & Partners, released a new insurance product designed to help North American companies protect their shareholders from coercive and unsolicited hostile takeovers.