raider

Definition

An individual or entity attempting to acquire enough equity in a target company to assume a controlling interest, usually through a hostile takeover bid. Such an interest allows the raider to replace the existing management with his own representatives, completing the takeover. A raider would typically target a company with undervalued assets, which would be relatively inexpensive to take over. Once the raider has accumulated 5% of the shares in a company, he/she must report this fact to the SEC and the target company.

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You may want to try and keep your eye on what is happening when there is a raider trying to take hold of a company.

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The raider had intentions regarding the long term strategy of the firm as he desired to build an additional plant in Mexico.

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As I walked into the office, I saw a raider talking to our boss about the companies worth and questioning my fellow employees.

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