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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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Many institutions were explored until the suitor settled for IHSS as the fairest of them all.
While the past two season have covered male suitors, it will be a female looking for love this year.
The princess's suitor also takes actions which result in infertility.
And maybe, as in your case, by potential suitors. But, of course, if only because of human mortality, it can't last.
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.
Above all, the company should minimize communications with a suitor regarding its IP portfolio and protect any attorney-client privileges.
Canada s biggest card payment processor, Moneris Solutions, buyout firm CVC, TPG, Warburg Pincus and joint suitors Advent International and Bain Capital make up the bidding group, the sources said on Tuesday.
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-18 March 2010-Electrolux pointed as suitor for Daewoo Electronics(C)1994-2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.m2.com
Summary: Cadbury's US suitor Kraft has confirmed that the two companies are "finalising the terms" of a recommended takeover deal.
Lysette didn't want an arranged marriage, but began to warm up to the idea when her suitor was her ideal man.
One of the victims complained to Jeddah police recently that the suspect extorted from her SR70,000, posing sometimes as a matchmaker and at other times as a highly placed suitor who desired her to be his companion for life.
This can occasionally read like a "six degrees of separation" game, as it does in the chapter on Hilton Young, Virginia's first serious suitor. Hilton Young was the son of Sir George Young, mountaineer friend of Leslie Stephen, and the brother of Geoffrey Winthrop Young, mountaineer mentor to George Mallory (who had a brief and unsuccessful fling with James Strachey).