Takeover meaning

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The act or an instance of assuming control or possession.
  • 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.
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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.

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(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.
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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.
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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.
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(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.
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A time or event in which control or authority, especially over a facility is passed from one party to the next.
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The performing of an action or a play in a game again after the first performance has been discounted or is under dispute.
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