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Suitor

A company that makes an offer to buy another company. The term has a positive connotation and may therefore refer especially to a friendly takeover attempt. See also: White Knight, Acquiring firm.

suitor

A company that offers to purchase another firm.
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Jo happened to suit Aunt March, who was lame and needed an active person to wait upon her.
Don Quixote went over and unhooked Sancho, who, as soon as he found himself on the ground, looked at the rent in his huntingcoat and was grieved to the heart, for he thought he had got a patrimonial estate in that suit.
I must have no nonsense on that point; it would never suit me.
I am perfectly aware that after what has passed between us it would ill suit the feelings of either to remain longer in the same house: so very great, so total a change from the intimacy of friendship must render any future intercourse the severest punishment; and your resolution of quitting Churchhill is undoubtedly in unison with our situation, and with those lively feelings which I know you to possess.
Surely there is in some sort a right in every suit; either a right of equity, if it be a suit of controversy; or a right of desert, if it be a suit of petition.
When they came to the king's daughter, she had twelve suits of huntsmen's clothes made, all alike, and the eleven maidens had to put on the huntsmen's clothes, and she herself put on the twelfth suit.
A beautiful suit it was, and now it is hanging up so bespattered with mud I can't bear to look at it.
At the present moment (August, 1853) there is a suit before the court which was commenced nearly twenty years ago, in which from thirty to forty counsel have been known to appear at one time, in which costs have been incurred to the amount of seventy thousand pounds, which is A FRIENDLY SUIT, and which is
Let those who went up through Spain make the best of it-- these dominions of the Emperor of Morocco suit our little party well enough.
I received the invitation yesterday; made Mouston post hither with my wardrobe, and only this morning discovered my misfortune; and from now till the day after to- morrow, there isn't a single fashionable tailor who will undertake to make me a suit.
Yes, indeed you must; it would suit you--in your black dress, now," said Celia, insistingly.
Thanksgiving found him with his black suit in pawn and unable to accept the Morses' invitation to dinner.