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dawn raid

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(Stock Exchange) stock exchange an unexpected attempt to acquire a substantial proportion of a company's shares at the start of a day's trading as a preliminary to a takeover bid

dawn raid

The practice of buying a large proportion of a company’s stock as soon as the listing stock market opens. The intention is to acquire a significant holding in a company at everyday market prices as a prelude to a formal takeover bid, the announcement of which is likely to cause the market price to rise substantially.
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FOUR Wirral men were arrested in a series of dawn raids yesterday, after violence flared following Tranmere's game against Chester in March.
The haul was discovered as police launched a series of dawn raids as part of Night Owl, a crackdown on burglars.
In competition law, dawn raids are powerful tools for competition authorities to investigate possible violations of antitrust laws.
New York, United States | AFP -- Swiss authorities arrested several football officials in a fresh wave of dawn raids early Thursday in a dramatic widening of the FIFA corruption scandal, the New York Times reported.
BRITISH Transport Police officers yesterday arrested two men and seized numerous items during dawn raids as part of a high-value cable theft investigation.
Eighteen men and two women were arrested following a series of dawn raids across England and Northern Ireland.
Summary: Police have arrested three men in dawn raids in connection with violence at an FA Cup match between Millwall and Wigan.
Abdelrahman Mohsen was arrested along with four other men, following dawn raids by police (Photo from 6 April Facebook Page)
WHEN a group of Glasgow teenagers started a petition in protest about dawn raids, they weren't enticed by notions of achieving celebrity status.
And the latest three were picked up yesterday when two Blues fans and a Wolves supporter were arrested in a series of dawn raids for failing to comply with the demand.
Yeddyurappa, facing political isolation within the BJP, compounded on Wednesday with the CBI conducting pre- dawn raids at his residences and offices in Bangalore and Shimoga in connection with illegal mining in the state during his tenure.
Cop and MoD workers also held in dawn raid FIVE senior journalists at The Sun newspaper were arrested in dawn raids on their homes yesterday on suspicion of illegally paying public officials.