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Sleeping beauty

Often used in risk arbitrage. Potential takeover target that has not yet been approached by an acquirer. Such a company usually has particularly attractive features, such as a large amount of cash, or undervalued real estate or other assets.
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Sleeping Beauty

A company, especially a start-up, that might make a profitable takeover, but has not been approached by a potential acquirer. Qualifications for a sleeping beauty include high potential with bad management or perhaps an undervalued share price.
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sleeping beauty

A firm with valuable assets not effectively used by its management. Such a firm has high profit potential and value and is therefore a prime candidate for takeover.
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Petersburg in 1890, "The Sleeping Beauty" remains the best example of narrative ballet theater.
In the original story of "Sleeping Beauty," a princess falls asleep under a spell and is raped by a king, who found her in her palace while he was out hunting.
WAKEY-WAKEY Cast of Sleeping Beauty at Belfast Castle yesterday
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and Sleeping Beauty followed, while last year Edward Scissorhands enchanted theatregoers.
It is the story of Sleeping Beauty, but this rendition goes back further, to the tale as told by Giambattista Bastile in 1634 and Charles Perrault a few decades later, in about 1696, both inspired by an even older fairy tale called "Perceforest," one of six 16th-century volumes thought to have given rise to the Arthurian legend.
The show is based upon the Walt Disney 1959 film adaptation of the classic fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty.'' The music is derived from Pytor Ilyich Tchiakovsky's famous musical score for the ballet, "Sleeping Beauty.'' The plot centers on Princess Aurora, the beautiful daughter of King Stefan and Queen Stefanie, who has been cursed by Maleficent, an evil sorceress, that she will prick her finger on a spindle and die on her 16th birthday.
As well as the full Company and Orchestra of the Russian National Ballet - which is also staging Sleeping Beauty - the festival will feature dancers from the Russian State Ballet and Orchestra of Siberia, who are performing perennial favourite Swan Lake.
Tears streamed down my face and around me adults and children were also convulsed with mirth as we watched some good old fashioned slapstick in the pantomime Sleeping Beauty at Venue Cymru in Llandudno.
Loosely based on Sleeping Beauty it lends this most familiar of stories an ethereal chill that brought to mind the sensibilities of novelist Angela Carter or cult children's animated fantasy Coraline.
The Sleeping Beauty, Birmingham Royal Ballet Birmingham Hippodrome GO to see this ballet at your peril, for you risk falling under the spell of the most beautiful production of The Sleeping Beauty ever conceived, an experience which may haunt you for the rest of your life and which nowadays has rightly passed into legend.