Saturday night special


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Saturday night special

Often used in risk arbitrage. Sudden attempt by one company to take over another by making a public tender offer.

Saturday Night Special

Informal; an unexpected attempt at a hostile takeover. The term comes from the fact that such takeover attempts are often announced over the weekend when the fewest investors are paying attention.

Saturday night special

A hostile tender offer in which shareholders of the target company have a relatively short time to respond.
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Some called it "Saturday Night Special": the RG10, a.k.a.
Undoubtedly it was those short, easily hidden, small-caliber guns often referred to as "Saturday Night Specials," right?
There was the "Saturday Night Special" - a tiny little pistol no bigger than the size of the palm of your hand for pounds 45.
Jack Killorin of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms labeled SKSs as "high-tech firearms at Saturday Night Special prices."
Paul McCaffrey Stockton's Catch 22 is first out of the blocks at ARC on Friday, January 31 with Middlesbrough's Big Mouth and Saltburn's Brass Neck making it a Saturday night special on Saturday, February 1.
Catch 22 is first up on Friday January 31, with Big Mouth and Brass Neck making it a Saturday night special on February 1.
His BBC show The Other Half did so well he's been asked another series, this spring the BBC will allow him to shoot no less than 84 Supermarket Sweeps for ITV, he will appear in 13 Lottery shows and he has been promised a prime-time Saturday night special.
Hartlepool's Saturday night special shares Catch 22's sparkling line-up of Nige, Tanyalee Davis and Matt Reed as MC.
Galway plan to blow away Roscommon with a Saturday night special, then sit back and enjoy Sunday watching the televised Munster final.
| Hot Potato Comedy Club Hartlepool Town Hall Theatre - Saturday, March 30 Hartlepool's Saturday night special shares Catch 22's great line-up of Chris McCausland, Chris Martin and Ray Peacock (MC).
They had a tough time trying to convince the American public of the evils of the "Saturday Night Special" because there ain't no such animal -- even the august courts of Maryland couldn't define it when they held that the maker of such a gun was responsible for injuries caused by it.
Regarding another front, Baker said, "I think in light of the anti-gunners' victory in the Maryland referendum, we can expect to see some Saturday Night Special proposals at the federal level.
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