hostile takeover


A takeover which goes against the wishes of the target company's management and board of directors. opposite of friendly takeover.

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You may find yourself in the middle of a hostile takeover and will need to choose your side wisely if you can.

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My tech start-up was subject to a hostile takeover by a larger tech company, because they had threatened to sue us for intellectual property theft unless we sold out.

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The activist hedge fund manager attempted a hostile takeover of the pharmaceutical company so he could force it to cut their large research and development budget, which the Chief Executive Officer protested by arguing that it would damage the company in the long term.

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