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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.

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.

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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We all know that Dirty Den lies in an eternal sleep beneath the casks of Super Brew in the Vic's cellar but his mystery disappearance is still causing ructions between his nearest and dearest in soapland.
Unlike the champions-elect, however,Liverpool yesterday gave the impression of one heading for an eternal sleep at the vets rather than biting back to recent blows and saw their Champions League aspirations suffer an equally debilitating blow in the process.
God chose to take you to rest in eternal sleep. It broke my heart to lose you Joan, but you didn't go alone, for part of me went with you the day God called you home.
BARKER Dorothy (Nana) I hoped to see you one more time, but six weeks was a mountain too high to climb, I made a promise that I could not keep, and now you rest in eternal sleep. Not being able to say goodbye, I will always regret, But the memories I have of you I will never forget.
'What I hope is that one day I fall into a deep eternal sleep and in my last moments I will be thinking of him.'
Unlike the champions-elect,however, Liverpool yesterday gave the impression of one heading for an eternal sleep at the vets and saw their Champions League aspirations suffer an equally debilitating blow in the process.
The family chain is broken now and nothing seems the same, but as God takes us, one by one, the chain will link again.) Your loving sisters Janine, Rob and Liza, Gill and Tony, Mel, Paul and Dominic, Liza and Jim xxx (To my beloved boyfriend and loving Daddy, you looked so handsome lying there in eternal sleep, forever.
In the end, they were provided with eternal sleep by the vet.
(I miss you so much Dad the pain is very deep, but God chose to take you to rest in eternal sleep. It broke my heart to lose you but you didn't go alone for part of me went with you the day God called you home.) - Your loving daughter Marie xxx SUTTON - VINCENT.
(Your sparkling eyes, your cheeky smile, no more we'll ever see, your lonely road to eternal sleep has finally come to be, your breath we feel on a summer breeze, each dawn you will live in our hearts and when the final sunset comes, we will no more be apart.