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Shark

A company that is offering or executing a hostile takeover. If a firm makes an offer to shareholders to acquire a publicly-traded company after the board of directors refused, or if it bypasses the board completely, one refers to the acquiring firm as a shark. This is a derogatory term, and so one might expect the board, management, or even employees, to use it more than shareholders. See also: Shark repellent.

shark

An investor or firm that is hostile to the target firm's management and that is interested in taking over the firm.
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I obeyed, swimming slowly on, while Otoo swam about me, keeping always between me and the shark, foiling his rushes and encouraging me.
The shark, finding that it was receiving no hurt, had become bolder.
He dropped in behind me, where the shark was preparing to come at me.
We met in the maw of a hurricane, and parted in the maw of a shark, with seventeen intervening years of comradeship, the like of which I dare to assert has never befallen two men, the one brown and the other white.
According to Griffeth, the sharks he spotted from his drone in the area appeared to be spinner sharks and blacktip sharks.
states fishers can sell fins removed on shore from legally landed sharks.
My wife and I stopped consuming shark fin soup after learning what sharks had to go through before a bowl of shark fin soup is served to humans.
Close to 100 policymakers, advocates, government officials and shark enthusiasts participated in the 2nd Shark Summit held in Silliman University in this city and made a call for the protection of sharks at the national level.
Finning is already prohibited by federal law, but shark fishers do it anyway because they can fit more fins onto the boat than full sharks - and it's easy enough to not get caught.
Fisherman Eumer Kocaman told Cihan news agency that due to swimming 6-7 mill off-shore, glass eye sharks doesn't harm people.
The beautiful: During my dives to remote reefs in the region, I discovered the magic of swimming with hundreds of sharks.