An acquisition of a firm despite resistance by the target firm's management and board of directors.(noun)
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Use "hostile takeover" in a sentence
"Demon Ted part of a hostile takeover of the Stork Works — Ted Ball."
"The confusion stemmed in part from the “other ITT,” ITT Corporation, which at the time was fighting off a hostile takeover by Hilton."