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 The Nikkei reported earlier CVC plans to propose a deal to take Toshiba private through a tender offer that could be worth more than $20 billion. Manuel Baigorri, Fortune, "Toshiba buyout by CVC would be the largest private equity-led acquisition in years," 7 Apr. 2021 Roche will make a tender offer to GenMark shareholders — a majority of which must agree to sell their shares for the deal to proceed. Mike Freeman, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Pharma giant Roche to buy Carlsbad’s GenMark Diagnostics for $1.8 billion," 15 Mar. 2021 Carl Icahn, who is among the largest holders of the notes, is one of the investors who agreed to participate in the tender offer, the people said. Katherine Doherty, Bloomberg.com, "Revlon Nears Creditor Support for Deal to Dodge Bankruptcy," 11 Nov. 2020 According to the filing, Xu sold an unspecified number of shares in a September 2018 tender offer. Ellen Huet, Bloomberg.com, "DoorDash IPO Filing Shows Profitable Quarter on Pandemic Boost," 13 Nov. 2020 The tender offer, the largest for a Japanese company in history, started Sept. 30 and the merger is expected to be completed within the fiscal year ending March 31. Grace Huang, Bloomberg.com, "Japan’s NTT Eyes Asset Sales After $40 Billion Docomo Buyout," 6 Oct. 2020 The deal followed the $5.4 billion takeover of Japanese convenience store operator FamilyMart Co. by Itochu Corp. via a successful tender offer made in July. Manuel Baigorri, Bloomberg.com, "Asia Trounces Europe, U.S. With Surprise Record Deal Spree," 27 Sep. 2020 The tender offer is expected to start by the end of August, with the deal close following regulatory approvals, which the parties expect to get around the end of the year. Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, "Liberty Global to Acquire Switzerland's Sunrise for $7.4 Billion," 12 Aug. 2020 The court also often enforces claims involving tender offers, like the one at the center of Mr. Neumann’s case. New York Times, "The Fed will start with bond E.T.F.s.," 12 May 2020

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First Known Use of tender offer

1967, in the meaning defined above

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“Tender offer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tender%20offer. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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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

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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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