Definition: Acquiring control of a corporation by stock purchase or exchange. Definition: [crh] General term referring to transfer of control of a firm from one group of shareholdersDefinition: to another group of shareholders. Change in the controlling interest of a corporation, either through a friendly acquisition or an Definition: unfriendly, hostile, bid. A hostile takeover (with the aim of replacing current existing management) is usually attempteDefinition: d through a public tender offer.

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