Anti-Takeover Statute

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Definition of 'Anti-Takeover Statute'


A set of state regulations that prevent or deter companies from attempting hostile takeovers. These regulations vary across state lines and typically affect only the companies incorporated within the state

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Investopedia explains 'Anti-Takeover Statute'


Although these statutes are meant to restrict predatory takeovers, they will sometimes be detrimental to shareholders by preventing companies from partaking in profitable or justified takeovers.

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