UK Accounting Glossary
A company that is subject to a takeover bid.
An acquiring company identifies takeover targets based on a variety of factors, including share price and growth potential; it may buy up to 5% of the takeover target without publicly disclosing its intentions. A takeover target is also called a target company.
We should be able to raise more capital for the acquisition provided the target company remains profitable.
A key consideration at this conjecture is how to best value the target company; given the recent upheaval.
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This glossary post was last updated: 4th May 2019.