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Raiding

The act or practice of an investor or a group of investors buying a majority stake or a significant minority stake in a publicly-traded company such that it can dismiss current managers and replace them with handpicked successors. Raiding often occurs when the company's share price has recently fallen significantly. It is less commonly called venture arbitrage. See also: Hostile takeover, Greenmail.

raiding

An attempt to purchase a sufficient number of shares of a company's stock through a tender offer so that control of the target's operations can be taken away from its current management. Also called venture arbitrage.
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I must wait until Fortune favors me with a place in a raiding party to Gathol.
And he tore at it with his paws as he would have torn at the stings of bees when raiding a honey-tree.
Here, according to Nicholas's description of the beds and the manner of raiding, it was possible for us to catch the pirates in the act of stealing oysters, and at the same time to get them in our power.
Their tribes, however, were raiding in the Jungle, and so Cold Lairs stood empty and silent in the moonlight.