Definition of takeover
takeover (plural takeovers)
- (economics) The purchase of one company by another; a merger without the formation of a new company
- Alphagram: aeekortv
In business, a takeover is the purchase of one company (the target) by another (the acquirer, or bidder). In the UK, the term refers to the acquisition of a public company whose shares are listed on a stock exchange, in contrast to the acquisition of a private company.
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