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Suicide Pill

Suicide Pill Definition

Suicide Pill or “poison pill” is a buzz word coined by mergers and acquisitions lawyer Martin Lipton to describe a defensive tactic public companies use against hostile takeovers. When this tactic is used, the target company's board of directors takes actions to make the stock expensive or to reduce the value of the business in order to get a better negotiating position or to discourage the acquisition.







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