hostile takeover
hostile takeover hostile takeover n. (Finance) the purchase of a controlling interest in a publicly-traded company against the wishes of the current management.

Note: A person who is the main principal in performing such a buyout is called a {corporate raider}.

Syn: hostile buyout. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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