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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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What they say Richard Hannon, trainer of Graphic and Kid Suitor "Sean Levey rides well for his 3lb claim and takes a bit of weight off to help Graphic, who we hope will go on the ground.
The due diligence process is unique in that the goals of the suitor aren't the same as those of the seller, and they are often at odds with each other.
In addition, possessing claims that cover technology of a competitor, the potential suitor, or the suitor's competitor will increase the value of the target's intellectual property.
Part-nationalized RBS and its adviser on the deal, UBS, have been whittling down the list of suitors after initial offers were received earlier this month.
Shortly afterward she received a call from the suitor and repeated the matchmaker's offer.
Hall acknowledges Virginia Stephen's antipathy to courtship and marriage by opening her recent book, Before Leonard: The Early Suitors of Virginia Woolf, with this quotation, from a 1906 letter to Violet Dickinson: "I wish everyone didn't tell me to marry.
In some species males are tiny compared with females, and yet the females still eat their suitors.
LONDON: Shares in ailing British bank Northern Rock came under renewed pressure yesterday with only two suitors left in active talks and as concern mounts that a solution could take longer than expected.
For seven years, I've been watching them run," laments the eponymous recluse (Christina Ricci) after the latest batch of potential suitors catch sight of her porcine nose - the family curse - and run for the hills.
I've seen others perform that variation through the years, but only she balanced on pointe by herself as one suitor walked away and the other approached.
Long-term potential suitor Air France has so far made no comment on the Alitalia sale.
The designer for Ikea was lured to a desolate Brooklyn parking lot by the promise of sex, only to be attacked by the would-be suitor and others.