takeover bid


: an attempt by someone to gain control of the company by buying most of its stock
The company is facing a takeover bid.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This is not even a bona fide takeover bid. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Fortune, 20 Apr. 2023 While a court ruled against SM creating new shares simply for the purpose of defeating a takeover bid, seemingly handing the initiative to Hybe and Lee, Kakao hit back with a significantly richer offer to all shareholders for up to 35% of SM’s currently existing equity. Patrick Frater, Variety, 24 Mar. 2023

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“Takeover bid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/takeover%20bid. Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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