White-shoe firm

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White-shoe firm

Broker-dealer firms that disdain practices such as hostile takeovers.

White-Shoe Firm

Informal; a broker-dealer that does not engage in hostile takeovers on principle. That is, white-shoe firms believe hostile takeovers to be an unfair business practice.
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