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Merger when the target firm's management and board of directors is in favor of the takeover. Antithesis of hostile takeover.
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The acquisition of one company by another with the full knowledge and consent of the target company's board of directors. Generally speaking, a friendly takeover requires the approval of shareholders in addition to the board of directors, but, in this case, shareholders tend to follow the board's lead. This is because, in a friendly takeover, the acquiring company offers a premium to the current stock price for each share. See also: Hostile takeover.
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The acquisition of a firm with approval of the acquired firm's board of directors. Compare unfriendly takeover.
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