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
On the precipice of Trump's takeover, the sight of Key and Peele back together on TV is a welcome one.
The government wants to tighten the rules on foreign takeovers, for example.
Banners fly over StubHub Center, ex-fans delight at the miniscule attendance numbers and the opposing-fan takeovers.
Naomi has said that when French Vogue refused to put her on the cover, despite her rapid takeover of the runway circuit, her pal Yves Saint Laurent threatened to pull advertising from the magazine.
Two people died and 300 were arrested after the armed takeover.
As part of the takeover, an additional collaboration with Maurizio Cattelan — who created a special scarf with Browne in cotton and cashmere — is being fêted in an event at the store today.
Only then did Hitler prop up a government takeover, starting the fascist Arrow Cross Party’s reign of terror.
Instead, the pair, who worked together in advertising, honed their love of cooking through Thanksgiving gatherings, guest takeovers at restaurants and, of course, just preparing meals for their families.
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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
The curly haired telepath is back on the scene, sneaking her way into Mike’s (Finn Wolfhard) house to help her old friend’s destroy whatever fresh hell is taking over Hawkins.
Palestinian Authority ministers had begun taking over duties in Gaza in recent weeks and Mr. Abbas’s officials were expected to resume control of crossings into the strip next week.
At one time, the shoreline consisted of only natural plants, but invasive species started to take over.
The vertical-integration rule might be there to prevent a big tobacco–esque conglomerate from taking over the state’s marijuana market.
Prepare yourself for the biggest food bonanza of the year On Sunday The Food Event is taking over Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu for a decadent feast of all things delicious.
In the early hours of October 16th, Iraqi government forces advanced on the city, taking over the oilfields, the biggest military base outside the city, and then the governorate building in the centre.
Pubbelly cofounding chef José Mendín, nominated five times for James Beard Awards, has taken over the food and beverage service at the 1 Hotel South Beach and will open a new restaurant in November with Palacios as the chef de cuisine.
Hela, the evil sister of the movie’s God-of-Thunder hero, Thor (Chris Hemsworth), wants to take over the celestial realm of Asgard, stepping into the power vacuum created by their father’s absence.
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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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