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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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LONDON, Nov 5, 2010 (TUR) -- The 16th London Turkish Film Festival began on Sunday evening with the world premier of Cagan Irmak's "Prensesin Uykusu" ("Sleeping Princess") at the Empire Leicester Square in London.
It had decidedly dowdy designs by Nadia Benois and was called The Sleeping Princess, following the precedent set in 1921 by the Diaghilev company, for which Sergeyev had first produced the full-evening ballet in London.
A climb, a wartime bridge and a sleeping princess await Frances Donovan and a team of friends from Lampeter University as they embark upon a history hunt in south-east Wales.
As many will know, the gardens were 'lost' in the sense that they were abandoned because of the First World War, and - rather like the Thorn Rose story without the sleeping princess - were left untended for most of the century.
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LONDON, Oct 25, 2010 (TUR) -- The 16th London Turkish Film Festival will feature with the world premier of Turkish movie-maker Cagan Irmak's "Sleeping Princess".
Bakst's delight in opulent detail and lavish invention gets full play in this sketch of one of the scores of costumes for Diaghilev's historic revival of The Sleeping Princess. Not surprisingly, that 1921 London production temporarily bankrupted the company.
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He arrived first in Paris, where he helped to stage the London production of The Sleeping Princess for the Diaghilev Ballets Russes, and later, during the early 1930s, he settled in London.
She was like a sleeping princess who'd been woken after 100 years."