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
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Translations
feindliche Übernahme
敵対的買収
References in periodicals archive ?
M2 EQUITYBITES-February 20, 2015-Study of Hostile Take-Over Bids in Canada Reveals a Hard Road for Unwanted Suitors
Examining all 143 hostile take-over contests for control between 2005-14, Fasken Martineau's study offers an overview of a decade's worth of contested M/A deals in Canada.
Key findings of the "2015 Canadian Hostile Take-Over Bid Study" include the finding that, when initiating a public contest for control, a hostile bidder was successful more than half the time; however, in these circumstances the sale of the company was by no means inevitable, with targets of these bids remaining independent almost 30% of the time.