Share This Article:

Economic Definition of hostile bid. Defined.

Offline Version: PDF

Term hostile bid Definition: The price a buyer is willing to pay to purchase enough stock to obtain controlling interest in company during a hostile takeover. A hostile bid price is inevitably greater than the current market price of the stock. The higher price is designed to induce reluctant stockholders to sell their stock.


« hostile acquisition | hostile takeover »


Alphabetical Reference to Over 2,000 Economic Terms