a takeover that is not approved by the management of the corporation being acquired or that is accomplished through the secret purchase of stock.
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How to use hostile takeover in a sentence
In this day and age in America, whenever a company is faced with a hostile takeover through a tender offer, they adopt a so-called poison pill.Corporate Lawyers Discuss The Accuracy of Succession and The Roy Family's Brewing Legal Battle | Andrew R. Chow | October 18, 2021 | Time
He was an alleged extortion victim of Bulger, who had engaged in a hostile takeover of a liquor store that Rakes once owned.
So it goes with the attempted hostile takeover of FreedomWorks by three Republican insiders from the old guard.
And if boardroom fashion can be a game of strategic intimidation, then these clothes are akin to a hostile takeover.Chanel, Armani, and Givenchy Present Their Haute-Couture Collections in Paris | Robin Givhan | July 4, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We are not going to effect a hostile takeover of my friends.Makers | Cory Doctorow