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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that comes to the rescue; a savior.
  • n. A person or company that rescues a targeted firm from a takeover attempt by buying the firm.

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  • n. An individual or corporation that intends to acquire another company in order to avert a hostile takeover.
  • n. a hero, savior, or righteous individual

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a company that is a friendly acquirer in a takeover

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