hostile bidder

/ˌhɒstaɪl 'bɪdə/, hostile suitor /ˌhɒstaɪl 'su:tə/ noun
a person or company making a hostile bid

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  • Self-Tender Defense — A form of takeover defense against a hostile bid, in which the target company undertakes a tender offer for its own shares, i.e. a self tender. A self tender defense can be triggered if management of the target company does not accede to the… …   Investment dictionary

  • SCOJ 2007 No.30 — SCOJCase Case Name=Bull dog Sauce Case ( [http://www.courts.go.jp/search/jhsp0030?action id=dspDetail hanreiSrchKbn=02 hanreiNo=35027 hanreiKbn=01 株主総会決議禁止等仮処分命令申立て却下決定に対する抗告棄却決定に対する許可抗告事件] ) Case Number=2007 No. 30 (平成19(許)30) Publication… …   Wikipedia

  • Denis O'Brien — For other people of the same name, see Dennis O Brien (disambiguation). Denis O Brien (born 19 April 1958 in County Cork) is an Irish businessman with international connections. An Arts graduate of University College Dublin, O Brien has received… …   Wikipedia

  • Standstill Agreement — 1. A contract that stalls or stops the process of a hostile takeover. The target firm either offers to repurchase the shares held by the hostile bidder, usually at a large premium, or asks the bidder to limit its holdings. This act will stop the… …   Investment dictionary

  • Fat Man Strategy — A takeover defense tactic that involves the acquisition of a business or assets by a target company. The strategy is based on the premise that the bulked up company the fat man would have reduced appeal to a hostile bidder, especially if the… …   Investment dictionary

  • Sale Of Crown Jewels — A takeover defense tactic that involves the sale of the target company s prized and most coveted assets the crown jewels so as to reduce its attractiveness to the hostile bidder. The sale of a company s best assets will leave it as a mere shadow… …   Investment dictionary

  • standstill agreement — stand·still agreement / stand ˌstil / n: an agreement providing for the preservation of the status quo for a specified or indefinite period: as a: an agreement under which litigation is forestalled between two parties b: an agreement under which… …   Law dictionary

  • black knight — [ˌblæk ˈnaɪt] noun [countable] FINANCE a company that tries to take control of another company by offering to buy large numbers of its shares: • While not particularly welcome, the black knight is considered more favourably than the hostile… …   Financial and business terms

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