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Definition of

hostile bid

Mergers & Acquisitions

attempt to take over resistant firm an attempt to acquire a company that is opposed by the company targeted.

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    It would be nice if the markets were to react consistently in response to the announcement of M&A deals. But they don’t. At least not always. But you can depend on one thing: In the short run, shareholders of target companies benefit more than those of the acquiring company.It is important to know how to cope with the likely equity market reaction to the announcement of a deal. First of all, you need to understand what those likely reactions...

Definitions of ’hostile bid’ and meaning of ’hostile bid’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’hostile bid’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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