dawn raid


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dawn raid

n
(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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Police arrest one of the suspected football hooligans in a dawn raid on a house in the Stoke Aldermoor area of Coventry yesterday.
Police arrest one of the suspected football hooligans in a dawn raid on a house in Stoke Aldermoor yesterday (above); Riot police during the brawl in February (left) and (below) police surrounding the City Arms pub in Earlsdon, Coventry, when violence erupted in Earlsdon Avenue North, before a match between Coventry and Leicester.
ARMED police swooped on a crime gang in a dramatic dawn raid yesterday, recovering a stash of drugs and guns.
These include Shawlands Academy in Glasgow, where pupils told the head teacher that a girl had been taken to Dungavel after a dawn raid.
Six people have been arrested and a large amount of drugs and cash seized in a police dawn raid.
Robert McCormack, 43, of Townsend Place, Kirkcaldy, was arrested in a dawn raid at his home by officers from Scotland and England.
Fourteen men aged between 16 and 40 were detained in the latest dawn raid, with 11 charged.
It was the same reason the social workers didn't carry out a dawn raid.
Seven people were arrested yesterday at a travellers' site during a dawn raid by police.
And dozens of supporters later attacked about 20 police officers, jumping on the roof of a van and throwing themselves in front of vehicles in support of Cem Coban after a dawn raid on his home.
A 15-YEAR-OLD boy was arrested in a dawn raid today by police investigating the murder of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor.
Israel said the dawn raid was part of its fight against terrorism, calling the town of 27,000 people a ''hornet's nest'' of suicide bombers.