tender offer

noun

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

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At those prices, Altaba said the tender offer would be valued at $83.35 a share, or a 23.7% discount. Colin Kellaher, WSJ, "Altaba Looks to Buy Back 24% of Shares in Exchange for Alibaba Stock," 7 June 2018 The Bears are unlikely to tender offers to tight end Daniel Brown or inside linebacker John Timu. Brad Biggs, chicagotribune.com, "Deadline for Bears to make decision on restricted free agents approaching quickly," 12 Mar. 2018 The Lions did not tender offers to exclusive rights free agents Kasey Redfern or Rodney Coe, who's coming off sports hernia surgery. Dave Birkett, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit Lions tender offers to QB Jake Rudock, WR TJ Jones," 14 Mar. 2018 The second-round tender offers a $2.9 million salary for 2018 and would cost another team a second-round pick. Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com, "Saints offer restricted free agent Willie Snead low tender: report," 13 Mar. 2018 Upon completion of the tender offer and the stock sales, Altaba expects to own a roughly 11% stake in Alibaba. Colin Kellaher, WSJ, "Altaba Looks to Buy Back 24% of Shares in Exchange for Alibaba Stock," 7 June 2018 That is more than the $48 billion valuation SoftBank Group and a consortium of investors placed on the company in a tender offer earlier this year. Daisuke Wakabayashi, New York Times, "Uber Finds Profits in Leaving Tough Overseas Markets," 23 May 2018 Ryan Pace has drawn criticism for not using the second-round contract tender offer for Cameron Meredith, which would’ve landed the Bears a second-round draft pick if another team had signed the wide receiver. Steve Rosenbloom, chicagotribune.com, "We have met the enemy, and it is the Cubs' starting rotation," 16 Apr. 2018 Young, Isaac Asiata, a 2017 fifth-round pick, and center Jake Brendel, who a restricted free agent who received a tender offer, serve as the primary backups on the offensive line. Omar Kelly, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Miami Dolphins re-sign veteran offensive tackle Sam Young," 23 Mar. 2018

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1967, in the meaning defined above

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tender offer

noun

Financial Definition of tender offer

What It Is

A tender offer is a proposal by an investor to all current shareholders of a publicly traded corporation to tender their shares for sale at a certain price at a certain time.

How It Works

The prospective acquirer typically offers a higher price per share than the corporation's stock price. This provides shareholders with a greater incentive to unload their shares. For example, if a stock's current price is $10/share, someone wishing to take over the company might issue a tender offer for $12/share on the condition that he can acquire at least 51% of the shares.

Why It Matters

Tender offers can be executed without the consent of the company's board of directors. The potential acquirer can work directly with shareholders to takeover the company. Sometimes this is referred to as a "hostile takeover."

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tender offer

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English Language Learners Definition of tender offer

business : an offer to buy a certain number of stock shares of a company for a set price in order to gain control of the company

tender offer

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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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