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corporate raider

noun
1.
a person who seizes control of a company, as by secretly buying stock and gathering proxies.
Origin of corporate raider
1985-1990
First recorded in 1985-90
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British Dictionary definitions for corporate raider

corporate raider

noun
1.
(finance) a person or organization that acquires a substantial holding of the shares of a company in order to take it over or to force its management to act in a desired way
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Contemporary definitions for corporate raider
noun

a financier who undertakes hostile takeovers of companies, esp. to immediately sell the assets for a profit

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