takeover
noun Date: circa 1917 the action or an act of taking over

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • takeover — take·over / tāk ˌō vər/ n: the acquisition of control or possession (as of a corporation) a hostile takeover Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. takeover …   Law dictionary

  • takeover — ake o*ver n. (Business, Finance) The acquisition of ownership of one company by another company, usually by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock or by exchanging stock of the purchasing company for that of the purchased company. It is …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • takeover — (n.) 1917, an act of taking over, noun derivative of verbal phrase take over (1884), from TAKE (Cf. take) (v.) + OVER (Cf. over). Attested from 1958 in the corporate sense …   Etymology dictionary

  • takeover — ► NOUN ▪ an act of assuming control of something, especially the buying out of one company by another …   English terms dictionary

  • takeover — [tāk′ō΄vər] n. the act or an instance of assuming control or possession; esp., a) the usurpation of power in a nation, organization, etc. ☆ b) the assumption of ownership or control of a corporation esp. through the acquisition of its stock: Also …   English World dictionary

  • Takeover — General term referring to transfer of control of a firm from one group of shareholder s to another group of shareholders. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * takeover take‧o‧ver [ˈteɪkˌəʊvə ǁ ˌoʊvər] noun [countable] FINANCE the act of… …   Financial and business terms

  • takeover — General term referring to transfer of control of a firm from one group of shareholders to another group of shareholders. Change in the controlling interest of a corporation, either through a friendly acquisition or an unfriendly, hostile , bid. A …   Financial and business terms

  • Takeover — This article is about the business term. For Takeover, see Takeover (disambiguation). For the science fiction series, see Hostile Takeover Trilogy . In business, a takeover is the purchase of one company (the target) by another (the acquirer, or… …   Wikipedia

  • takeover — n. 1) a hostile takeover (of a firm) 2) (misc.) a takeover bid * * * (misc.) a takeover bid a hostile takeover (of a firm) (D;intr.,tr.) to takeover from (the new government has taken over from the outgoing government; we will takeover power from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • takeover */*/ — UK [ˈteɪkˌəʊvə(r)] / US [ˈteɪkˌoʊvər] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms takeover : singular takeover plural takeovers 1) a situation in which one company takes control of another company by buying a majority of its shares a takeover bid (=… …   English dictionary

  • takeover — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ attempted, proposed ▪ hostile ▪ company, corporate ▪ communist, military …   Collocations dictionary

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