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Definition of

takeover target

Mergers & Acquisitions

firm another company wants to purchase a company that another company has chosen to acquire by buying enough of its stock to control it

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

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