noun, Stock Exchange.
the practice of buying a large block of a company’s stock in order to force a rise in stock prices or an offer by the company to repurchase that block of stock at an inflated price to thwart a possible takeover bid.
(esp in the US) the practice of a company buying sufficient shares in another company to threaten takeover and making a quick profit as a result of the threatened company buying back its shares at a higher price
The buying, at a premium price, of the stock holdings of someone who is threatening to take over a company, in order to induce the person to cease the attempt: The most cited recent case of greenmail occurred this spring and summer as Walt Disney Productions fought to escape a takeover/ But Wall Street analysts agreed that CBS was unlikely to consider such action, since it amounts to ”greenmail”
[1983+; modeled on blackmail]
noun, Agriculture. 1. a crop of growing plants, as clover and other nitrogen-fixing plants, plowed under to enrich the soil. 2. manure that has not undergone decay. noun 1. a growing crop that is ploughed under to enrich the soil 2. manure that has not yet decomposed green manure A growing crop, such as clover […]
[green-mahr-kit] /ˈgrinˌmɑr kɪt/ noun 1. .
noun 1. (def 1).
- Green money
noun phrase Paper money; ready cash; folding money: shooting for green money (1940s+)