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
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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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These include Shawlands Academy in Glasgow, where pupils told the head teacher that a girl had been taken to Dungavel after a dawn raid.
Hundreds of firearms were seized in a dawn raid by police today as part of a major operation tackling the supply of guns to criminals in London, Scotland Yard said.
Mohammed Abdul Kahar, 23, who was shot during the raid, and 20-year-old Abul Koyair, were held for a week after being detained in a dawn raid in east London, last Friday.
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.
Fourteen men aged between 16 and 40 were detained in the latest dawn raid, with 11 charged.
Seven people were arrested yesterday at a travellers' site during a dawn raid by police.
POLICE hunting a teenage robber staged a dawn raid on the wrong flat - and woke up a petrified great granny aged 88.
It was the same reason the social workers didn't carry out a dawn raid. Around 6.00am the adults would be crashed out, hungover from their partying, as easy to manage as they got.
Six people have been arrested and a large amount of drugs and cash seized in a police dawn raid.
Police have seized crack cocaine worth pounds 10,000 following a dawn raid in the Moseley area of Birmingham.
The vehicle - parts of which have been sent to Dublin for further tests - was seized during a dawn raid on the house of a local man in his 20s on Tuesday.
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.