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.

Read more about Takeover:  Strategies, Pros and Cons of Takeover, Occurrence, Tactics Against Hostile Takeover

Other articles related to "takeover":

Tactics Against Hostile Takeover
... There are several tactics, or techniques, which can be used to deter a hostile takeover ... Bankmail Crown Jewel Defense Flip-in Flip-over Golden Parachute Gray Knight Greenmail Jonestown Defense Killer bees Leveraged recapitalization Lobster trap Lock-up provision Nancy Reagan Defense Non-voting stock Pac-Man Defense Pension parachute People Pill Poison pill Safe Harbor Scorched-earth defense Shark Repellent Staggered board of directors Standstill agreement Targeted repurchase Top-ups Treasury stock Voting plans White knight White squire Whitemail ...

Famous quotes containing the word takeover:

    A poet is a combination of an instrument and a human being in one person, with the former gradually taking over the latter. The sensation of this takeover is responsible for timbre; the realization of it, for destiny.
    Joseph Brodsky (b. 1940)