Investments glossary

Kamikaze Defense

Kamikaze defense is a type of takeover defense mechanism sometimes resorted to by a company to avoid being taken over. Not so drastic as ending its corporate life, a kamikaze defense nevertheless involves inflicting self-harm, or taking measures that are detrimental to business operations or financial condition to reduce its attractiveness to a hostile bidder. A kamikaze defense is desperate but the hope is that the takeover bid will be thwarted.

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