Acquiring control of a corporation, called a target, by stock purchase or exchange, either hostile or friendly.

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The year 2014 saw well over $100 Billion in attempted hostile takeovers in American businesses, which was a seven-year high.

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Because I was able to see the immense revenue potential in the small, successful upstart, I plotted and planned the takeover for almost a year.

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The business owner is considering a takeover to his competitor that just opened a mile away from his business due to the risk of the competitor causing him to lose business.

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