vulture capitalist

(redirected from Vulture Capitalists)
Also found in: Financial.

vulture capitalist

(abuse)
A pejorative hackerism for "venture capitalist", deriving from the common practice of pushing contracts that deprive inventors of control over their own innovations and most of the money they ought to have made from them.
References in periodicals archive ?
Unite's national officer for Unilever, Rhys McCarthy, said it highlighted "the UK's toothless takeover laws which leave employers fighting predatory takeovers by vulture capitalists with one hand tied behind their back".
The sacking of Jose Mourihno shows that however unsatisfactory our democracy is, it would totally fail if it was run by the banksters and vulture capitalists like British football is.
And this flogging off of public assets to vulture capitalists and restricting public services increasingly to those rich enough to pay has hit the north east harder than most regions.
Sometimes we get called vulture capitalists and that is all very entertaining, but the reality is, if you are going to take our money we have to have equity in your company," he says.
The company limped along for a while until it was taken over by a second coterie of vulture capitalists and even more debt was added.
Near the end of his book, in a chapter titled "Hollow Men" Pitts tackles the issue of foreign ownership and how the rampaging Yankee vulture capitalists may sink the Canadian dream.
A better name for them would be vulture capitalists as exemplified by Lloyds and Barclays as they pick the remaining profitable meat off the rotting flesh of HBOS and Lehmans.
CARL FITCH LAUGHS AND CALLS THEM VULTURE CAPITALISTS, BUT even he admits there are times when they're an entrepreneur's only friend.
However, by allocating more time and effort to the process, selecting the most compatible partners, and not allowing themselves to be taken in by vulture capitalists who ask for too much in exchange for too little, entrepreneurs can get their share of the pie.
Vulture capitalists may be viewed as bottom feeders that provide alternative financing to a dot-com at an extraordinary price.