hostile takeover

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hostile takeover

n.
An acquisition of a firm despite resistance by the target firm's management and board of directors.
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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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Bpifrance and the Agence des Participations of the State will release a financial intervention envelope to protect French companies, especially "nuggets" that may be the target of hostile acquisitions.
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First and foremost, it analyzes whether there is a legitimate possibility that the market for corporate control will gain a greater foothold in India and whether invisible barriers still preclude hostile acquisitions in India.
Friendly acquisitions are more likely to result in superior post-acquisition performance compared to hostile acquisitions because in the former, integration problems are easier to overcome.
The Japanese are not ready for U.S.-style hostile acquisitions or American management tactics.
Surprisingly, despite their important implications for the interplay between negotiated and hostile acquisitions, standstill agreements have not received attention from modern academic commentators.
* Concerns about employment or career: Job insecurity and lack of opportunity for advancement, or promotion; rapid changes for which workers are unprepared due to unanticipated downsizing, mergers, and hostile acquisitions.
In hostile acquisitions, potential targets take actions, such as adopting a poison pill defense or arranging to be acquired by a white knight, to make it less likely for acquirers to succeed (Mallette and Fowler, 1992; Ross, Westerfield, and Jordan, 1993; Brickley, Coles, and Terry, 1994).(7) Hostile acquisitions may negatively affect acquirer returns by attracting multiple bidders who drive premiums higher (Browne and Rosengren, 1987).
Mongeau: We are seeing Europeans accept hostile acquisitions as a means to an end.
This indicated that while hostile acquisitions did not particularly lead to efficiency gains, they did tend to lead to cuts in employment and output as parts of the vanquished were sold.
Synergies created in white knight acquisitions significantly exceed those created in friendly non-white-knight acquisitions, and are insignificantly different from those created in hostile acquisitions. However, the difference in synergies between white knight and friendly acquisitions stems from bidder competition.
The market for hostile acquisitions and leveraged buyouts all but closed; a market for proxy struggles and shareholder proposals rapidly opened.