Define: Target Company

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Definition: Target Company



What is the dictionary definition of Target Company?

Dictionary Definition


A company that is subject to a takeover bid.


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Full Definition of Target Company


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.


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Examples of Target Company in a sentence


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.


Synonyms For Target Company


target undertaking, target enterprise, acquiree, offeree company, target companies


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Target Company are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 4th May 2019.