corporate raider

a person who seizes control of a company, as by secretly buying stock and gathering proxies.

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corporate raider
finance a person or organization that acquires a substantial holding of the shares of a company in order to take it over or to force its management to act in a desired way

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Main Entry:  corporate raider
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a financier who undertakes hostile takeovers of companies, esp. to immediately sell the assets for a profit's 21st Century Lexicon
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The onetime corporate raider is taking a fellow billionaire to court over a leveraged buyout gone bad.
Deep-pocketed financier who made his reputation as a corporate raider wages proxy fight.
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