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A cash surplus generated by the sale of one block of securities and the purchase of another, e.g., selling a block of bonds at 99 and buying another block at 95. Also, a bid made to a seller of a security that is designed (and generally agreed) to take the seller out of the market.


1. Informal; to borrow.

2. Extra cash that an investor derives when he/she sells a position and then buys a similar position for a lower price.

3. To make a bid for the entirety of a security that a seller owns.

4. Informal for a merger or acquisition. The term comes from another informal term, "in play," which refers to a company either soliciting offers for a buy-out or vulnerable to a hostile takeover. A takeout means that the company involved as been "taken out of play."
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Mr Chef then beat off stiff competition from across the country to be crowned Scotland's best takeaway at London's Savoy Hotel at the end of last year.
We have been a finalist for the last two years and we are proud to be the best takeaway in the North-east this year.
Favourite takeaway was Chinese, with 58 per cent of people making it their first choice.
Helen Lewis, of nearby Jesmond Vale Terrace, said: "We have a significantly high number of takeaways already.
Alistair Bruce, of Chillingham Road, said: "The street and the area in general will benefit from added choice in the takeaway food market.
Piply, a healthy food takeaway, was launched last year and is planning to expand its network, offering balanced dishes such as butternut squash and harissa hummus, raw salad inspired by Pad Thai, and salad with Irish chicken breast amongst others.
Graham Corfield, UK managing director of Just Eat which is sponsoring the awards, said: "The British Takeaway Awards are all about recognising and rewarding the diversity and excellence of the nation's takeaway industry.
One will win the award for Best British Takeaway and also receive a cheque for PS5,000.
Based on an analysis of the online food ordering website Just Eat, the Examiner can reveal that there are more takeaways in the city that serve Indian food than any other type of fast food.
5m active users and over 62,800 takeaway restaurants.
In total, 15 awards will be presented, made up of 13 regional awards for the best-loved takeaway restaurants locally, a special recognition award, and the most coveted of the prizes, the best takeaway restaurant in Britain.
The entity resulting from the tie-up of Lieferando and Takeaway.