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takeovernoun [C]

uk   /ˈteɪkˌəʊ.vər/  us   /ˈteɪkˌoʊ.vɚ/
C1 a situation in which a company gets control of another company by buying enough of its shares: They were involved in a takeover last year.
make a takeover bid for sth
to try to get control of something: The company made a takeover bid for one of its rivals.

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takeovernoun [C]

 us   /ˈteɪkˌoʊ·vər/
an act of taking control of something: Huge corporate takeovers were the big financial news this year.
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takeovernoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈteɪkˌəʊvər/
FINANCE the act of taking control of a company by buying enough of its shares to do this: The company has agreed an $11.5bn takeover.friendly/hostile takeover In hostile takeovers, the employees of the target firm are often concerned about losing their jobs. takeover of sth the takeover of British toymakers by American multinationals takeover candidate/target The dramatic rise in the stock price made it a less attractive takeover target.takeover attempt/proposal They are expected to receive a takeover proposal from a US-based multinational. The company announced it was in takeover talks.
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