- The definition of a takeover is a coup d'etat, a revolution or the act of taking control of something.
When a rebel group overthrows the government and installs its own governmental regime, this is an example of a takeover.
- the usurpation of power in a nation, organization, etc.
- ☆ the assumption of ownership or control of a corporation esp. through the acquisition of its stock
- The act or an instance of assuming control or management of or responsibility for something, especially the seizure of power, as in a nation, political organization, or corporation.
- The performing of an action or a play in a game again after the first performance has been discounted or is under dispute.
- (economics) The purchase of one company by another; a merger without the formation of a new company, especially where some stakeholders in the purchased company oppose the purchase.
- (economics, UK) The acquisition of a public company whose shares are listed on a stock exchange, in contrast to the acquisition of a private company.
- A time or event in which control or authority, especially over a facility is passed from one party to the next.
takeover - Investment & Finance Definition
The acquisition of one com-pany by another, either through friendly or unfriendly means. If the attempt is unfriendly, then the takeover candidate may attempt to mount a defense against the takeover attempt, such as seeking the help of a white knight, who is a preferable acquirer to the original acquirer.