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dawn raid

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(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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SIX people were arrested yesterday, on suspicion of being involved in drugs offences, after a series of dawn raids by police on Merseyside.
BRITISH Transport Police officers yesterday arrested two men and seized numerous items during dawn raids as part of a high-value cable theft investigation.
Eighteen men and two women were arrested following a series of dawn raids across England and Northern Ireland.
Summary: Police have arrested three men in dawn raids in connection with violence at an FA Cup match between Millwall and Wigan.
Abdelrahman Mohsen was arrested along with four other men, following dawn raids by police (Photo from 6 April Facebook Page)
WHEN a group of Glasgow teenagers started a petition in protest about dawn raids, they weren't enticed by notions of achieving celebrity status.
Their arrests followed dawn raids at properties in Newcastle in September.
And the latest three were picked up yesterday when two Blues fans and a Wolves supporter were arrested in a series of dawn raids for failing to comply with the demand.
Yeddyurappa, facing political isolation within the BJP, compounded on Wednesday with the CBI conducting pre- dawn raids at his residences and offices in Bangalore and Shimoga in connection with illegal mining in the state during his tenure.
Cop and MoD workers also held in dawn raid FIVE senior journalists at The Sun newspaper were arrested in dawn raids on their homes yesterday on suspicion of illegally paying public officials.
Four men aged 28, 35, 43 and 57 and a woman aged 36 were held by police in dawn raids in London and Wimborne, Dorset, as part of Operation Podium.
1 September 2010 - The Norwegian Competition Authority (Konkurransetilsynet) on Monday carried out various dawn raids at facilities owned by various operators of the Norwegian poultry market.