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Yellow Knight

Yellow Knight What is 'Yellow Knight' A company that was once making a takeover attempt but ends up discussing a merger with the target company. Yellow knights have various reasons for bac

Sale Of Crown Jewels

Sale Of Crown Jewels What is '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 t

Backflip Takeover

Backflip Takeover What is 'Backflip Takeover' An uncommon type of takeover in which the acquirer becomes a subsidiary of the acquired or targeted company, with business after the takeover

Takeover Artist

Takeover Artist What is 'Takeover Artist' An investor or company whose primary goal is to identify companies that are attractive to buy and that can be turned around to make a profit. A ta

Takeover Bid

DefinitionTakeover Bid was a BBC Television primetime entertainment quiz programme that aired on BBC1 from 26 May 1990 until 15 July 1991. The programme was hosted by Bruce Forsyth and assis

Dead Hand Provision

Dead Hand Provision What is 'Dead Hand Provision' A stipulation on a defense mechanism (or poison pill) used by companies in order to protect against a merger or takeover by another compan

Takeover

Takeover What is a 'Takeover' A takeover occurs when an acquiring company makes a bid in an effort to assume control of a target company, often by purchasing a majority stake. If the takeo

Macaroni Defense

Macaroni Defense What is 'Macaroni Defense' An approach taken by a company that does not want to be taken over. The company issues a large number of bonds with the condition they must be r

Pac-Man

DefinitionPac-Man, stylized as PAC-MAN, is an arcade game developed by Namco and first released in Japan as Puck Man in May 1980. It was created by Japanese video game designer Toru Iwatani.

Pac-Man Defense

DefinitionThe Pac-Man defense is a defensive business strategy used to stave off a hostile takeover, in which a company that is threatened with a hostile takeover "turns the tables" by attem