Meaning of “stakebuilding” in the English Dictionary

"stakebuilding" in Business English

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stakebuildingnoun [ U ]

also stake-building uk /ˈsteɪkˌbɪldɪŋ/ us FINANCE

the process of increasing the number of shares in a company, sometimes in order to prepare a bid to take control of it:

Vague rumours of either stakebuilding or a bid from Microsoft left Baltimore Technologies 65p up at 770p.
noun [ C ] also stake-builder

Traders suggested that a company such as Energis could be the mystery stake-builder in IMS.

(Definition of “stakebuilding” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)