Advertisement
Legal Dictionary

takeover

Definition of takeover

Pronunciation

Noun

takeover (plural takeovers)

  1. (economics) The purchase of one company by another; a merger without the formation of a new company

Related terms

Anagrams

  • Alphagram: aeekortv
  • overtake

Further reading

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.

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



SHARE THIS PAGE


TOP LEGAL TERMS THIS WEEK
1.     AORO
2.     adjudication order
3.     Miranda warning
4.     appellant
5.     lex patriae
6.     respondeat superior
7.     vicarious liability
8.     stare decisis
9.     blackmail
10.     lex loci rei sitae