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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.
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It was those early vulture capitalists that drew the attention of more professional and institutionalised investors, inducing in them a serious case of FOMO (fear of missing out) about the Pakistani startup ecosystem.
They falsely blame EU regulations for their own failure to regulate the vulture capitalists who have lined their own pockets with taxpayers' billions to bail out British steel.
DFM has a well-deserved reputation for being 'vulture capitalists' because they bleed these already-suffering papers dry and pick over their bones for profits."
Remember your trips to Dublin in the before Temple Bar turned into a churn oe Eighties, of it t b lt it li t ?W ll B lf t Paddywhackery and the rest of the city was eaten by vulture capitalists? Well, Belfast can still squeeze out a bit of character.
"Unilever`s headquarter move to Rotterdam is a damning indictment on the UK`s toothless takeover laws which leave decent employers fighting predatory takeovers by vulture capitalists with one hand tied behind their back," Unite national officer for Unilever Rhys McCarthy said.
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".
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.
From now on, even the quick-buck 'vulture capitalists' ' will think twice about touching the euro zone with the proverbial barge pole.
"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.
Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain said there are "serious questions as to the logic behind the decision to strike." But Hurt refused to take the blame, instead blasting Wall Street "vulture capitalists." A statement on the union's website said: "The Wall Street investors who took over the company after the last bankruptcy attempted to resolve the mess by attacking the company's most valuable asset--its workers."
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.
And he alienated big business Republicans by going after so-called "vulture capitalists," prompting Rush Limbaugh, the conservative talk show host, to compare Perry to Fidel Castro.