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An act of assuming control of something, especially the buying out of one company by another.‘they sought a controlling interest rather than a takeover’[mass noun] ‘a company threatened with takeover’[as modifier] ‘a takeover bid’
gaining of control, change of ownership, purchase, acquisition, buyingbuyout, coup, merger, amalgamation, incorporation, combinationView synonyms
- ‘The government says it has no power to stop a takeover bid for Manchester United.’
- ‘In the city, rumours are rife that Railtrack could now be the subject of a takeover bid.’
- ‘The pair will be able to use their stake to thwart any takeover attempt.’
- ‘As the company suffers from such a low valuation, it could also be a target for a takeover.’
- ‘Ebookers admitted in September that it had been holding takeover talks with a number of potential suitors.’
- ‘All three companies argue that staggered board elections protect shareholders in a takeover attempt.’
- ‘The company has had a number of takeover offers from private and public US companies.’
- ‘Using debt to finance a corporate takeover is precisely the same as taking out a mortgage.’
- ‘We have arranged banking terms on the same terms as we did for the takeover of Arnotts.’
- ‘Our company has gone through a restructure and a takeover, which means job cuts and relocation.’
- ‘The Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment must by law approve any takeover of a newspaper in the state.’
- ‘The Reserve Bank of India has expressed its concerns about laws governing takeover of banks.’
- ‘He had won a hostile takeover of the retail empire created by the legendary Charles Clore.’
- ‘Two weeks ago the group in a terse statement said it was in talks that may lead to a takeover of the company.’
- ‘Vladimir Romanov plans to help Hearts sign players ahead of his takeover bid.’
- ‘A £47 million takeover deal for a Bradford-based transport engineering business has been approved by its shareholders.’
- ‘Vladimir Romanov was in the stands yesterday and will surely complete his takeover of the club in the week ahead.’
- ‘There has been heavy trading in Siebel shares on rumours of takeover or management buyout.’
- ‘The takeover caused controversy when it was announced by rail chiefs in December.’
- ‘Today it is seen as a potential takeover target as earnings problems hammer its share price.’
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