Examples of takeover in a Sentence
The government experienced a military takeover in 2002.
the new government's high-handed takeover of private industries
Recent Examples of takeover from the Web
How many Qualcomm board members is Broadcom seeking to replace in its hostile takeover bid?
Louisville, Duke and Michigan were all promising, but Morgan’s takeover performance Saturday, to claw back a nine-point lead and push the game to overtime, was a national announcement.
Lay is also the school board's appointee to the fiscal advisory board, which the state takeover law established to advise Hinckley.
Unfortunately, credit monitoring and freezes can’t help you with the most common type of identity theft, which is account takeover.
There was talk of seizing National Guard armories and setting up a West Coast fortress for Hitler after Germany’s planned invasion and ultimate takeover the U.S. government.
The real pièce de résistance, though, comes via The Immersive Experience, which will host a schedule of mad and slightly wacky takeovers.
Brew City MKE will host tap takeovers and panel discussions during the year and will be available for rentals and bus tours.
In November 2016, a special committee of the company’s board of directors rejected a takeover bid from Ebix Inc. worth $475 million.
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First Known Use of takeover
Synonymsarrogation, commandeering, detainer, expropriation, preemption, seizure, appropriation, usurpation
Related Wordsannexation, assumption, attachment, confiscation, grab, impoundment, repossession, sequestration; defalcation, embezzlement, misapplication, misappropriation, misuse, peculation, theft; despoilment, looting, pillaging; encroachment, infringement, piracy; invasion, occupancy, occupation, preoccupancy, trespass; deforcement, disfurnishment, dispossession, ejection, stripping
Definition of take over
- military leaders took over the government
Examples of take over in a Sentence
I'll take over for her until she gets back from her morning break.
took over the responsibility of caring for the animals
Recent Examples of take over from the Web
Wade is the team's primary second point guard, and Isaiah Thomas is taking over as the Cavs' starter there effective Saturday against Orlando.
Mitchell has turned into one of the NBA's most exciting young players and he's taken over as Utah's top scoring option in recent weeks.
Your 5:00 am alarm sounds, and instead of popping up for that morning sweat sesh, something else takes over your body and mind.
The drug was developed by Ionis Pharmaceuticals but has been taken over by Roche, which will lead the development of the next, larger trial and handle future licensing of the drug, Wild said.
Valentine was a third base coach for the Mets, made his managerial debut in 1985 with the Rangers and took over the Mets in 1996, leading them to consecutive postseasons, including the 2000 World Series.
Jimmy Garoppolo’s best bet may be slot receiver Trent Taylor, who has seen an uptick in targets since Garoppolo took over.
Ohio's Frank Solich coached under the legendary Tom Osborne and took over the Nebraska program following Osborne's retirement.
The goal is to keep them afloat, and to keep talking to them and reassuring them until emergency crews can take over.
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First Known Use of take over
take over Synonyms
Synonymsfill in, pinch-hit, stand in, step in, sub, substitute, cover
Antonymsdisavow, disclaim, disown, repudiate
Related Wordsunderstudy; relieve, spell; double (as)
Near Antonymsabjure, recant, renounce, retract, take back, unsay, withdraw; decline, refuse, reject, spurn, turn down; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from); avoid, bypass, detour; abandon, abnegate, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; back down, back off, backtrack
Financial Definition of TAKEOVER
What It Is
A takeover is the purchase of a company. A takeover is different from a merger, which occurs when the purchaser and the target both cease to exist and instead form a new, combined company.
How It Works
Let's assume Company XYZ wants to acquire Company ABC. Company XYZ might just start buying ABC shares on the open market, but once Company XYZ acquires 5% of ABC, it must formally (and publicly) declare how many shares it owns to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Company XYZ must also state whether it intends to create an ABC takeover or just hold its existing shares as an investment.
If Company XYZ indeed wants to proceed with the takeover, it will make a tender offer to ABC's board of directors (followed by an announcement to the press). The tender offer will indicate, among other things, how much Company XYZ is willing to pay for ABC and how long ABC shareholders have to accept the offer.
The most common methods of determining the target's value are to look at comparable companies in the industry and to conduct a discounted cash flow analysis, but evaluating other measures such as P/E ratios, price-to-sales ratios, or even replacement costs provides valuable insight. Acquirers often have to pay a premium above the market price of the target company's shares in order to get the shareholders to agree to the takeover.
Once the tender offer is made, ABC can accept the terms of the offer, negotiate a different price, use a "poison pill" or other defense to avert the deal, or find somebody else to sell to who will pay as much or more as XYZ is offering. If ABC accepts the offer, regulatory bodies then review the transaction to ensure the combination does not create a monopoly or other anticompetitive circumstances within the industries involved. If the regulatory bodies approve the transaction, the parties exchange funds and the deal is closed.
Why It Matters
Takeovers can create a bigger, more competitive, more cost-efficient entities. This synergy -- that is, the idea that the two companies together are more valuable to the shareholders than they are apart -- is elusive, but it is what justifies most takeovers. After all, acquirers always have the much harder option of trying to "grow their own" by starting their own competitive ventures instead of buying someone else's. Targets often succumb to takeovers because at the end of the day, the price is right. And on both sides, a well-executed takeover can be the crowning jewel of a CEO's career.
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