tender offer


Definition of tender offer

: a public offer to buy not less than a specified number of shares of a stock at a fixed price from stockholders usually in an attempt to gain control of the issuing company

Examples of tender offer in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Redemptions for that fund are made through a tender offer by Skybridge. Nishant Kumar, Fortune, 19 July 2022 But while there is an expectation of a similar financial outcome, the new UEFA media rights tender offer isn’t just about the economics. Alex Weprin, The Hollywood Reporter, 11 July 2022 Oracle first announced its plans to buy Cerner for $28.3 billion with an all cash tender offer of $95 a share in December 2021, as the database and cloud infrastructure company looks to expand its footprint in the healthcare sector. Katie Jennings, Forbes, 1 June 2022 Morgan Stanley’s stock plan business, which works with private tech companies from their Series A to IPO, says that some companies are still moving forward with liquidity events—things like a tender offer. Jessica Mathews, Fortune, 16 June 2022 On Monday, the billionaire hinted at a possible tender offer to Twitter shareholders in response—a public request to buy stock directly from them. Will Daniel, Fortune, 18 Apr. 2022 Vivendi is on track to own a 57.35-percent stake in Lagardère, the French media, publishing and travel retail conglomerate, following a public tender offer which took place May 27 to June 9. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 14 June 2022 For Lorenzo, JetBlue’s tender offer brought back memories. Ted Reed, Forbes, 3 June 2022 Musk will next make a $54.20 tender offer to raise his shareholding in Twitter to at least 50% or higher. Abram Brown, Forbes, 26 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of tender offer

1967, in the meaning defined above

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27 Jul 2022

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“Tender offer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tender%20offer. Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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Legal Definition of tender offer

: a public offer to purchase a specified number or range of shares from shareholders usually at a premium and in an attempt to gain control of the issuing company


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