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  • noun One who greenmails.


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greenmail +‎ -er


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  • Back in the 1980s Boone was known less as a green player, and more as a "greenmailer," or corporate raider.

    T. Boone Pickens Has Big Plans For Our Money Larry Bell 2011

  • As for Icahn, who rents a floor at the GM Building and recently shook up the board at Time Warner to boost the value of his investment, "he's a notorious greenmailer," says one real estate veteran.

    Icahn Enters The Reckson Fracas Peter Slatin 2006

  • But while Goldsmith profited from some of his failed bids, he was not a greenmailer who made runs at companies simply to scare them into buying out his shares.

    Billionaire with a Cause Smith, Sally Bedell 1997

  • Descriptions of Carl Icahn range from vulture capitalist to greenmailer to

    unknown title 2011

  • Eventually, in December 1999, according to contemporary press reports, an agreement was reached that Yukos would pay the American greenmailer $130 million for shares which, at that time, had a market value of $50 million.

    openDemocracy < 2010

  • What Sixsmith chooses to describe as "a cutthroat battle for supremacy with some of the investors who held minority stakes in Yukos", Ellis treats in considerably more detail as a case of a predatory American greenmailer buying up shares in subsidiaries in order to be able to sell them on to Yukos and Sibneft for highly inflated prices, and engaging in

    openDemocracy < 2010

  • The action relates to the stunning move of 27 year-old Nick Bolton, part-time fashonista, part-time greenmailer, part-time internet entrepreneur who collected $4.5 million in a exchange for his 19.5 percent vote at BrisConnections extraordinary general meeting last Tuesday.

    Crikey » Canberra Calling 2009


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