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white knight  

Definition 1.

A potential acquirer who is sought out by a target company's management to take over the company to avoid a hostile takeover by an undesirable black knight.
 

Definition 2.

A friendly potential acquirer sought out by a target firm that is threatened by a less welcome suitor.
 

Definition 3.

A company that makes a friendly takeover offer for the control of a target company that is being faced with a hostile takeover from a separate party.
 
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