Meaning of “unfriendly takeover” in the English Dictionary

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"unfriendly takeover" in Business English

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unfriendly takeovernoun [ C ]


a situation in which one company gets control of another when the owners of that company do not want to sell it:

Law firms and investment bankers are sometimes employed by a target company to fend off unfriendly takeovers.

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