Definition of Greenmail in English :

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Greenmail meaning in English

Meaning of Greenmail in English

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Greenmail

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Noun

1. greenmail

(corporation) the practice of purchasing enough shares in a firm to threaten a takeover and thereby forcing the owners to buy those shares back at a premium in order to stay in business

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Greenmail

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noun
(esp in the US) the practice of a company buying sufficient shares in another company to threaten takeover and making a quick profit as a result of the threatened company buying back its shares at a higher price

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Greenmail

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noun
Informal
the buying of a large amount of a company's stock in anticipation that the management, fearing that the buyer will gain control, will buy it back at a premium over the market price

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Greenmail

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n.
The practice of selling shares of a company back to existing shareholders at a price substantially higher than that at which they were bought in exchange for discontinuing a hostile takeover.

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