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  • n. a measure used by an acquirer to gain control of a takeover target; acquirer tries to persuade other shareholders that the management of the target should be replaced


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  • I was part of Icahns dissident slate the first time he tried the proxy fight route, years ago, trying to make U.S. Steel spin off Marathon Oil; he was right but gave up.

    Creative Capitalism

  • The answer is the capital marketif managers diverge so far from shareholder profit maximization that a hostile tender offer or a proxy fight is a sound investment, then here comes Icahn.

    Creative Capitalism


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