bear hug

bear hug
Often used in risk arbitrage. hostile takeover attempt in which the acquirer offers an exceptionally large premium over the market value of the acquiree's shares so as to as to squeeze (hug) the target company into acceptance. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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bear hug ˈbear hug noun [countable] FINANCE
an offer to take over a company in which more money is offered than the company is actually worth, and which people who own shares in the company will therefore find it hard to refuse:

• The offer is considered a bear hug.

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bear hug UK US noun [C] FINANCE
an extremely high offer to buy a company, which shareholders will want management to accept: »

In takeover terms, a bear hug is not hostile, but it puts pressure on the target.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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