hostile tender offer

Hostile Tender Offer

In a hostile takeover, an offer to buy the target company's stock from shareholders. A hostile tender offer occurs when the target company's board of directors has recommended that shareholders not sell, and it will usually try to make a better offer than the hostile tender offer to buy out shareholders and avoid being taken over. The success of a hostile tender offer depends on how high it is compared to what the board of directors is willing to offer. See also: Antitakeover measure.

hostile tender offer

An offer to purchase shares from a firm's stockholders when directors of the target firm have recommended that stockholders not sell their stock. Hostile tender offers sometimes cause the directors of the target company to seek a better offer from another party. Compare tender offer. See also unfriendly takeover.
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Perrigo issued a statement that the decision by holders of a majority of its shares to reject Mylan's hostile tender offer was an expression of confidence in Perrigo's long-term strategy, vision and management plans for the future.
Based in Kirkland's New York office, Allon's clients include a health care consulting company and its officers and directors in shareholder class actions and in regulatory and Congressional inquiries regarding HIPAA, EMTALA and FDCPA issues; pharmaceutical companies involved in ongoing products liability litigation; and a competitive energy provider in connection with the successful defense against a hostile tender offer launched by a competitor.
As time went on, however, an effective counterstrategy developed that called for the proxy contest to be resurrected and combined with a hostile tender offer.
While it may be clear that a record date cannot go as far back as a decade, it may be legitimate for the board of directors of a corporation to declare, consequent to a hostile tender offer, that the date on which the hostile acquirer makes the voluntary tender offer under the Takeover Code is the record date for the purposes of the rights issue.
Sanofi must decide whether to extend its hostile tender offer at $69 a share, raise the bid, or walk away if it doesn't win support from enough Genzyme shareholders.
Suppose that, in the face of a hostile tender offer, target management concludes that adoption of a poison pill is an appropriate defense because of the threat of an unfair back-end merger.
The fund launched a hostile tender offer for Bull-Dog last May after gaining a stake of about 10 percent to obtain all of the remaining shares.
The term was introduced as part of a public relations campaign against Colt Industries' hostile tender offer for Garlock in 1975.
667 shares of First Interstate stock, launch a hostile tender offer for First Interstate's stock, solicit proxies and consents from First Interstate shareholders to vote against the First Bank merger and attempt to replace First Interstate's board of directors with its own nominees.
The company also needed money to make a tender offer to repurchase its own shares from the public in order to resist a hostile tender offer from G.
Consistent with our expectation, older firms were significantly more likely to receive a hostile tender offer.
No hostile tender offer was received by National Starch and the transaction was completed as a friendly takeover.