Definition of corporate raider in English:

corporate raider

noun

  • A financier who makes a practice of making hostile takeover bids for companies, either to control their policies or to resell them for a profit.

    • ‘While some of the high-cost craft workers might have to be retained to promote the craftsmanship in marketing the brand, a ruthless corporate raider would see off most of the manufacturing workforce with a statutory redundancy payment.’
    • ‘Or maybe it makes it more difficult for a corporate raider to get sufficient insight into the value that could be extracted by intensive management and redevelopment of the property portfolio?’
    • ‘These global corporate raiders are grabbing for our most essential public resource: water.’
    • ‘During all the years of doing battle, Hanson plc became an unwieldy giant, earning Lord Hanson the reputation as a ruthless corporate raider and a pioneer of the UK conglomerate.’
    • ‘It seems to me that this is a classic set-up to rip off farmers' assets into the hands of corporate raiders.’
    • ‘Carl Icahn, the former corporate raider, has turned into a shareholder champion.’
    • ‘Oilman Boone Pickens, who came to prominence as an 1980s corporate raider, has bet big lately on rising oil prices - and won.’
    • ‘Whether these deals are being done by corporations attempting to gain market share or the new, cash-rich, private equity corporate raiders hunting for undervalued companies, the end result is mergermania.’
    • ‘There were no corporate raiders, and profit maximization wasn't yet part of the boardroom vocabulary.’
    • ‘Already the sicker specimens are being targeted by the corporate raiders who calculate the point at which their capital value is at a substantial discount to their assets.’
    • ‘The New Zealand stock exchange - by now widely regarded as an uncontrolled playground for corporate raiders and financial speculators - had been particularly badly hit by panic selling.’
    • ‘Most corporate raiders think one or two steps ahead.’
    • ‘When the sports magazine he's worked at for 20 years is taken over by a soulless corporate raider, he is demoted and his new boss is a 26-year-old hotshot played by Topher Grace.’
    • ‘At worst, they're unethical corporate raiders who can lay waste to an entire office or division.’
    • ‘Through the years, they have learned how to cope with corporate raiders; how to empower employees; how to develop incentives; how to adapt to the computer; and how to master new techniques of communication.’
    • ‘Still, no one on Wall Street predicts a corporate raider will go after GM anytime soon - in part because most think its decline is far from over.’
    • ‘But despite the supportive noises from some stockbroker analysts, is O'Brien, once the hero of competition, turning into a corporate raider looking to relieve Eircom shareholders of their assets at a bargain-basement price?’
    • ‘There are more than enough corporate raiders in the free market willing to take advantage of the vulnerability of African countries.’
    • ‘Although some pension funds supported corporate raiders to dislodge ineffective managers, broad-based long-term investors lose more than they gain from takeovers.’
    • ‘But corporate raiders went after strong companies as well as weak ones, and the threat of being eaten led strong ones to do things that weren't economically efficient.’

Pronunciation

corporate raider