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hostile takeover

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An acquisition of a firm despite resistance by the target firm's management and board of directors.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An attempted takeover of a company that is strongly resisted by the target company's management.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the purchase of a controlling interest in a publicly-traded company against the wishes of the current management.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a takeover that is resisted by the management of the target company

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