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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.
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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.
Knowledge of a corporate raid was presented at two levels: either subjects were not given any information about a corporate raid or they were told that their firm, Advanced Medical, Inc., was the target of a corporate raid.
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. The court in Bishkek made the decision in favor of former shareholders of the BTA Bank, that is the the National Welfare Fund Samruk-Kazyna.
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.
Checking authorities in Kyrgyzstan humiliate businessmen, who pay taxes and support the country, Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev said at the meeting of the Council for Business Development and Investments on February 16.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. "Unfortunately, instability affects investments.
In her address to local government officials, community members in Osh city today President Otunbaeva expressed her dissatisfaction at progress of investigation into June violence.Over 5,000 criminal cases were launched in connection with June violence and investigation was completed only in 174 cases, she said."Due to such slow pace of investigation and court processes, victims lose confidence and doubt fairness of law enforcement agencies, courts and prosecutor's offices," she said.The President demanded to cease illegal detentions, corporate raids, property redistribution.
She said prosecution workers "should see such things, must bring all guilty to justice." "They talk a lot about inaction of prosecution bodies during corporate raids. It is necessary to return to entrepreneurs what was taken away from them during mass disorders in the south of the country.
"Because I said: you begin with corporate raids. People died not for someone's hostile takeovers with mandate of the General Prosecutor's Office.

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