What does takeover mean?

Definitions for takeoverˈteɪkˌoʊ vər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover(noun)

    a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by force

  2. takeover(noun)

    a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a corporation


  1. takeover(Noun)

    The purchase of one company by another; a merger without the formation of a new company


  1. Takeover

    In business, a takeover is the purchase of one company by another. In the UK, the term refers to the acquisition of a public company whose shares are listed on a stock exchange, in contrast to the acquisition of a private company.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'takeover' in Nouns Frequency: #2361


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of takeover in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of takeover in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Alexander Garfner:

    If we look at the law, then there is no basis for this it's simply a takeover.

  2. Sparky Sparkman:

    This is a hostile takeover, an attempt at a hostile takeover, and if anyone here doesn't think what's going on out there is hostile, just ride up and down the street.

  3. John Ing:

    The much beleaguered energy group on the heels of the Talisman takeover is drawing attention to the undervalued nature of the oil patch and so you're seeing an uptick of this very sorry group.

  4. Paul Chaplin as chief executive:

    You can't stop interest if there is interest, but it's not our ambition to sell the company. Our end goal is not to sell to big pharma as a success, if that (success) leads to a takeover, it leads to a takeover but that's not our goal.

  5. Edmund Shing:

    I feel relatively confident that we have seen the bottom of the oil price. In such a scenario, high-beta (more volatile) plays like smaller oil explorers and service companies are the first to benefit, at these levels, they also become attractive M&A (takeover) targets as it may be cheaper for big companies to buy exploration firms than find new reserves. If oil prices gain, big players will become more confident, accumulate cash, cut capex and look for cheaper reserves.

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