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unfriendly takeovernoun [C ]

uk   us   FINANCE
a ​situation in which one ​company gets ​control of another when the ​owners of that ​company do not want to ​sell it: an unfriendlytakeover attempt/​bid/​offer Law ​firms and ​investmentbankers are sometimes ​employed by a ​targetcompany to fend off ​unfriendlytakeovers.
(Definition of unfriendly takeover from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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