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Definition of

takeover bid

Mergers & Acquisitions

firm's attempt to buy another an attempt by one company to acquire another. A takeover bid can be made either by a person or an organization, and usually takes the form of an approach to shareholders with an offer to purchase. The bidding stage is often difficult and fraught with politics, and various forms of knight may be involved.

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

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