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Suitor

A company that makes an offer to buy another company. The term has a positive connotation and may therefore refer especially to a friendly takeover attempt. See also: White Knight, Acquiring firm.

suitor

A company that offers to purchase another firm.
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After falling to its lowest point ever earlier this year, Twitter shares were boosted recently on hopes the company will gain traction or a make a promising match with a suitor.
8 July 2013 - Norwegian state-controlled fish farming company Cermaq ASA (OSL:CEQ) said today it had received a rival indicative offer for its fish feed unit EWOS ASA from an unnamed suitor.
The proposed sale of the Indonesian unit of Rabobank has attracted various suitors, including the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (ASX: CBA), Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (SHA: 601398) and the Qatar National Bank.
According to the daily, Svyaznoy is considering selling the interest to a financial investor and has identified local and global funds as well as investment bank VTB Capital as potential suitors.
Lewis insists Gatland is under a "watertight" contract with the WRU until the 2015 tournament and is warning off any potential suitors.
The suitor typically hires a CPA firm and a law firm to help it complete this process.
When evaluating the patent portfolio of a target, suitors are concerned with administrative issues that may adversely affect the enforceability or transferability of the portfolio and with the substance of the patents in the portfolio.
Boro's failure to reach the play-offs has alerted a number of suitors and Pulis, who has already bought Tuncay and Robert Huth from the Teesiders, is willing to return and test Gordon Strachan's resolve with a firm offer for the centre-half.
Canada s biggest card payment processor, Moneris Solutions, buyout firm CVC, TPG, Warburg Pincus and joint suitors Advent International and Bain Capital make up the bidding group, the sources said on Tuesday.
The suitors have offered between KRW300bn and KRW500bn for Daewoo Electronics, according to South Korean newspaper Money Today, which did not name its sources.
N to ascertain the value and strategic options for three Eastern European television stations - wholly owned properties in Latvia, Serbia and Bulgaria - after being approached by multiple suitors.
Before Leonard: The Early Suitors of Virginia Woolf.