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 for takeover
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  takeover \take"o*ver\ n. (Business, Finance)
     The acquisition of ownership of one company by another
     company, usually by purchasing a controlling percentage of
     its stock or by exchanging stock of the purchasing company
     for that of the purchased company. It is a hostile takeover
     if the management of the company being taken over is opposed
     to the deal. A hostile takeover is sometimes organized by a
     corporate raider.
     Syn: acquisition, buyout
          [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a sudden and decisive change of government illegally or by
           force [syn: coup d'etat, coup, putsch, takeover]
      2: a change by sale or merger in the controlling interest of a

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