proxy fight

a contest between factions of stockholders in a company, in which each group attempts to gain control by soliciting signed proxy statements for sufficient votes.
Also called proxy battle. Unabridged
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proxy fight

a measure used by an acquirer to gain control of a takeover target; acquirer tries to persuade other shareholders that the management of the target should be replaced 
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Example sentences
There was a heated proxy fight, and the whole thing blew up in smoke.
Which may be a reason to launch a proxy fight, or it may be a reason for
  couples therapy.
Deep-pocketed financier who made his reputation as a corporate raider wages
  proxy fight.
Elections without a proxy fight can only be accomplished with equal access to
  the proxy.
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