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Shark

A company that is offering or executing a hostile takeover. If a firm makes an offer to shareholders to acquire a publicly-traded company after the board of directors refused, or if it bypasses the board completely, one refers to the acquiring firm as a shark. This is a derogatory term, and so one might expect the board, management, or even employees, to use it more than shareholders. See also: Shark repellent.

shark

An investor or firm that is hostile to the target firm's management and that is interested in taking over the firm.
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To get a taste of things to come, residents in Redditch can swim with Roboshark, which was fitted with a camera and used by David Attenborough to study shark behaviour in an acclaimed BBC wildlife documentary.
researching such things as shark behaviour, life-history biology, genetics and ecological interactions with and dependencies on the physical and bio-geochemical environment; and
But the Roboshark captured some unique and fascinating footage of shark behaviour which will change people's perceptions of the animal as a purely killing machine, according to the BBC.