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.

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.

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: 6th January, 2020 | 78 Views.