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Hostile Tender Offer
In a hostile takeover, an offer to buy the target company's stock from shareholders. A hostile tender offer occurs when the target company's board of directors has recommended that shareholders not sell, and it will usually try to make a better offer than the hostile tender offer to buy out shareholders and avoid being taken over. The success of a hostile tender offer depends on how high it is compared to what the board of directors is willing to offer. See also: Antitakeover measure.
hostile tender offer
An offer to purchase shares from a firm's stockholders when directors of the target firm have recommended that stockholders not sell their stock. Hostile tender offers sometimes cause the directors of the target company to seek a better offer from another party. Compare tender offer. See also unfriendly takeover.