proxy fight

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Noun1.proxy fight - 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
takeover attempt - an attempt to take control of a corporation
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News that Nelson Peltz, the fearsome hedge fund titan who won the largest proxy battle in history at Procter & Gamble, will join Canadian cannabis producer Aurora Cannabis Inc.
The conflict, seen as a proxy battle for regional influence, has ravaged a country already struggling with deep poverty and dysfunction.
The usually eventful PKR elections became more controversial than usual this year due to the high-stakes contest between Azmin and Rafizi, which is viewed as a proxy battle for rival forces in the larger Pakatan Harapan.
For example, earlier this year, GKN (gkn.com) went through a very public proxy battle which management eventually lost.
That would risk deeper involvement in a war seen as a proxy battle for regional supremacy between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
OKLAHOMA CITY The verbal proxy battle between SandRidge Energy Inc.
Milton became a director in March 2016, and was named chairman three months later following a proxy battle with two hedge funds.
The Houthis, an Iran-allied group that holds much of Yemen including the capital, Sanaa, have fired a series of missiles into the kingdom in recent months, part of a three-year-old conflict in Yemen widely seen as a proxy battle between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Did yesterday's strike on Syria plunge the west into a new Cold War - with the US, the UK and France lining up against Russia in a proxy battle in volatile, foreign territory?
Wisconsin'sSenate District special election was seen by many as a preview of things to come in the 201 mid-term elections.It also appears to have served as a sort of proxy battle between union and non-union groups in the construction industry.
General Motors defeated Greenlight Capital in a proxy battle over a proposal to split GM's shares into two classes.