A form one must file with the SEC when making a tender offer for a publicly-traded company if the success of the tender offer will result in one holding more than 5% of that company. Schedule 14D-1 is intended to increase transparency in the market and makes a stealth hostile takeover much more difficult.
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An SEC form that must be filed by an individual making a tender offer for securities if a successful tender would result in the individual's ownership of more than 5% of the class of securities.
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