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Target, acquirer, board of directors: Understanding a hostile takeover

While some people refer to Adani's acquisition of a stake in NDTV as a hostile takeover, others disagree. Read more to find out what a hostile takeover is


Raghav Aggarwal New Delhi
On Tuesday, Gautam Adani-led Adani Group announced that it has acquired a 29.18 per cent stake in NDTV and will launch an open offer to acquire another 26 per cent soon. NDTV's owners have stated that it was done without their consent.

The acquisition has again brought forth the debate around hostile takeovers. While some call this acquisition an example of a hostile takeover, others disagree.

What is a hostile takeover?

A hostile takeover happens when a company (acquirer) sets its eye on another company (target) and goes on to acquire it without the

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First Published: Aug 24 2022 | 1:17 PM IST

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