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Sleeping beauty

Often used in risk arbitrage. Potential takeover target that has not yet been approached by an acquirer. Such a company usually has particularly attractive features, such as a large amount of cash, or undervalued real estate or other assets.

Sleeping Beauty

A company, especially a start-up, that might make a profitable takeover, but has not been approached by a potential acquirer. Qualifications for a sleeping beauty include high potential with bad management or perhaps an undervalued share price.

sleeping beauty

A firm with valuable assets not effectively used by its management. Such a firm has high profit potential and value and is therefore a prime candidate for takeover.
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Yet somehow I feel comfort in the memories I keep, knowing that you're resting now in deep, eternal sleep.
Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu, who is in the eternal sleep posture, and is considered one of the 108 Divya Desams (Holy Abodes) in India.
He'll turn, make himself more comfortable, and go back to eternal sleep.
Wrapped in a finely crafted burial shroud and placed in a boat-shaped coffin, she was left for eternal sleep.
Watching Shakespeare's classic "Romeo and Juliet" for the first time, Kieu belted out laughs during the 16th century play's comical Mercutio scenes, and gasped when she watched the young lovers fall into eternal sleep.
Might this cavern be the place where King Arthur and his knights sleep their eternal sleep just waiting to be called upon to rise again and defend Britain?