hostile takeover


: an attempt to buy a company when the people who own the company do not want to sell it

Examples of hostile takeover in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An engineer at a biotech start-up fights an attraction to the man planning a hostile takeover of her company. Becky Meloan, Washington Post, 10 July 2024 Voiced brilliantly by Maya Hawke, the hyper-active, orange, and stringy Anxiety mounts a hostile takeover of Riley’s emotions with cohorts Envy (Ayo Edebiri), Ennui (Adèle Exarchopoulos), and Embarrassment (Paul Walter Hauser). Bill Desowitz, IndieWire, 28 June 2024 Wyndham last year rejected a hostile takeover offer from rival Choice Hotels. Bychris Morris, Fortune, 26 June 2024 But the truth is, the initiative is a hostile takeover attempt of criminal justice reform. Anita Chabria, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2024 Saudi Arabia has already launched a hostile takeover of professional golf. Tariq Panja, New York Times, 12 June 2024 That’s why Anxiety, to mount her hostile takeover of Riley’s personality, has to do more than just shuttle Joy and her crew to the Vault in the back of the mind. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 12 June 2024 This conflict first went public on April 22, when news broke that HYBE had begun an audit of ADOR over allegations that CEO Min Hee-jin was planning a hostile takeover for independent management rights of the label (and thus NewJeans). Jennifer Zhan, Vulture, 1 June 2024 Another risk, aside from a hostile takeover, is that the receiving aliens might also get the wrong idea about us from the LLM if it were trained on a broad spectrum of human culture. Benj Edwards, Ars Technica, 3 May 2024

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“Hostile takeover.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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