shark watcher


shark watcher
Often used in risk arbitrage. firm specializing in the early detection of takeover activity. Such a firm, whose primary business is usually the solicitation of proxies for client corporations, monitors trading patterns in a client's stock and attempts to determine the identity of parties accumulating shares. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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shark watcher ˈshark ˌwatcher noun [countable] FINANCE
a company whose business is discovering and giving advice on takeover S that are likely to be attempted, for example by seeing which people or companies are buying a large number of shares in a particular company

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shark watcher UK US noun [C] FINANCE
a person or organization that looks carefully for signs of possible takeovers, usually in order to make money from them: »

They decided to hire a shark watcher to monitor the trade patterns.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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