from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An offer to purchase shares of a company's stock at a price above the current market price in an attempt to take control of the company by accumulating sufficient shares.

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  • noun an offer to buy shares in a corporation (usually above the market price) for cash or securities or both


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