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Definition of

target company

Mergers & Acquisitions

firm subject to acquisition a company that is the object of a takeover bid

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

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