hostile takeover bid

/ˌhɒstaɪl 'teɪkəυvə bɪd/ noun
a takeover where the board of the company do not recommend it to the shareholders and try to fight it

Dictionary of banking and finance. 2015.

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  • Takeover Bid —    The initial offer by a predator company for another. The bid can be in cash, shares or a combination. Bids usually have a closing date for acceptance. The bid can be hostile (without the acceptance or cooperation of the target company), or… …   Financial and business terms

  • Takeover Bid — A type of corporate action in which an acquiring company makes an offer to the target company s shareholders to buy the target company s shares in order to gain control of the business. Takeover bids can either be friendly or hostile. Some… …   Investment dictionary

  • hostile — hos‧tile [ˈhɒstaɪl ǁ ˈhɑːstl, ˈhɑːstaɪl] adjective FINANCE a hostile bid or takeover is one in which a company tries to buy another company whose shareholder S do not want to sell: • They ve managed to fight off a hostile takeover bid. * * * …   Financial and business terms

  • hostile — hos·tile adj 1: having an intimidating, antagonistic, or offensive nature a hostile work environment 2 a: of or relating to an opposing party in a legal action a hostile claim b: adverse to the interests of a party to a legal action if the… …   Law dictionary

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

  • hostile — hos|tile [ hastl ] adjective ** ▸ 1 unfriendly/threatening ▸ 2 opposing something ▸ 3 of/done by enemy in war ▸ 4 difficult/dangerous ▸ 5 in business 1. ) behaving in a very unfriendly or threatening way toward someone: The mayor found himself in …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hostile */*/ — UK [ˈhɒstaɪl] / US [ˈhɑst(ə)l] adjective 1) behaving in a very unfriendly or threatening way towards someone The minister found himself in the middle of a hostile crowd. hostile to/towards: She was openly hostile to him. a hostile… …   English dictionary

  • hostile — hos|tile [ˈhɔstaıl US ˈha:stl, ˈha:staıl] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: Latin hostilis, from hostis stranger, enemy ] 1.) angry and deliberately unfriendly towards someone and ready to argue with them ▪ Southampton fans gave their… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • takeover — [[t]te͟ɪkoʊvə(r)[/t]] ♦♦♦ takeovers 1) N COUNT A takeover is the act of gaining control of a company by buying more of its shares than anyone else. ...the proposed ₤3.4 billion takeover of Midland Bank by the Hong Kong and Shanghai. ...a hostile… …   English dictionary

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