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.
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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Unlike Tribune, Gannett and, lamentably, the late Knight Ridder, these companies are protected from unfriendly takeovers because family and management maintain control through non-trading voting stock.