Hostile Takeover: Definition, Process & Example


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One company acquiring another against the target company's wishes is known as what?

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1. A/An _____ is a method of hostile takeover where an acquiring company tries to obtain voting rights from existing shareholders.

2. One takeover defense strategy is for the target company to turn around and buy a lot of shares in the acquiring company - this is known as what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer these questions to make sure you know how hostile takeovers work. You will need to explain different ways this can be carried out and defended against.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this set of questions you'll test your understanding of:

  • The act of acquiring a company against its will
  • Effective defensive strategies against hostile takeovers
  • The type of bid made by an acquiring party directly to shareholders

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what some risks are for the acquiring party in this type of takeover
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an effective way for a company to resist a takeover
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different ways companies can go about trying to acquire another company

Additional Learning

If you are still curious about this type of corporate maneuver, review the lesson titled Hostile Takeover: Definition, Process & Example. It will explain new concepts, such as:

  • Open market takeover
  • Poison pill defense
  • Famous hostile takeover examples