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The act or practice of an investor or a group of investors buying a majority stake or a significant minority stake in a publicly-traded company such that it can dismiss current managers and replace them with handpicked successors. Raiding often occurs when the company's share price has recently fallen significantly. It is less commonly called venture arbitrage. See also: Hostile takeover, Greenmail.


An attempt to purchase a sufficient number of shares of a company's stock through a tender offer so that control of the target's operations can be taken away from its current management. Also called venture arbitrage.
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H1C: (Interaction Effect of Experience and Knowledge of Corporate Raid): Subjects' experience levels will not modify the effect of their knowledge of a corporate raid on subjects' project selection decisions.
Sage, which announces its six-monthly results today, [Wednesday] which specialises in accounting software, has carried out regular corporate raids over the last 12 months, the latest being Swiss enterprise resource planning software firm Pro-Concept for pounds 7.
Atambaev admitted some issues remain unresolved and mentioned corporate raids of property of foreign investors.
It is not for nothing that Atambaev mentioned the corporate raids.
Development of medium-term action program for tourism development and abolishment of visa requirements; temporary ban on business checks; abolishment of unnecessary licenses and permits; tougher punishment for corporate raids will be discussed among other issues.
Prime Minister Atambaev outlined actions taken by the government to improve business climate in the country and pledged the government would bar attempts of corporate raids.
The President demanded to cease illegal detentions, corporate raids, property redistribution.
They talk a lot about inaction of prosecution bodies during corporate raids.

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