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A takeover or acquisition is when a strong company purchases another company (or part of it). The purchased company ceases to exist and only the buyer's stock continues to be traded.   

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Some terms you may want to find more about:

acquisition/takeover, competition regulators, takeover code, takeover panel, bidder, target, friendly takeover, hostile takeover, valuation, offer document, cash offer, concert party, share value, poison pill, white knight, profit forecasts, buying power, economies of scale, irrevocable undertaking, unconditional as to acceptances, compulsory purchase, unconditional in all respects