- 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
When a rebel group overthrows the government and installs its own governmental regime, this is an example of a takeover.
- 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.
- The stock soared while in the hope of a takeover bid.
- Upon returning, Victor was immersed in multiple storylines including the long-running villainy of son Adam, a rekindling of his rivalry with Jack and a corporate takeover that found Victor nicking Jabot from Tucker McCall and the Abbotts.
- Though not quite an aspect of history normally studied in school, the German takeover did have an impact on American fashion designers, who were heavily inspired by French couture prior to World War II.
- A source of enormous friction exists between Jack and Victor that dates back to the time that Victor dated Jack's sister Ashley and his takeover of the Jabot business interests.
- Bank One credit card consolidation programs have fallen under the umbrella of Chase Bank, owned by J P Morgan, after a 2004 takeover by JP Morgan Chase.