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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In December, Seneca emerged as the "stalking-horse" bidder in the auction, pledging to bid $148 million to acquire "substantially all the operating assets" of Aliens.
17 December 2013 - US canned fruits and vegetables processing firm Seneca Foods Corp (NASDAQ:SENEB) on Tuesday said it had inked a deal to buy domestic Allens Inc for USD148m (EUR170.6m) plus liabilities, which is planned to serve as the stalking-horse bid for the auction of the bankrupt sector player.
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.