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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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Robert Hueter from Mote Marine Laboratory, whose new paper in the scientific journal Marine Policy is titled: "A United States shark fin ban would undermine sustainable shark fisheries.
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A Chinese delicacy used in soup, shark fins are harvested in a brutal practice known as finning: catching a shark at sea, cutting off its fin and tossing the live shark back into the water to die.
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The shark fins, I learned, were destined for Hong Kong and China, where they are used to make shark fin soup.
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