stalking-horse


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stalking-horse

1. a horse or an imitation one used by a hunter to hide behind while stalking his quarry
2. a candidate put forward by one group to divide the opposition or mask the candidacy of another person for whom the stalking-horse would then withdraw
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The offer, which is subject to a working capital adjustment, will be submitted for court approval to constitute a stalking-horse bid in the near future, Seneca said.
JS used that escape hatch last week, missing the deadline to lock in its stalking-horse bid.
On July 14, Glenn approved a procedure to auction Borders' assets that made a group of liquidators, rather than Najafi's BB Brands, the so-called stalking-horse bidder.