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suitor

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈsuːtər/ FINANCE
a company that wants to buy another company: a suitor for sth A German private equity firm is understood to be one of the suitors for the company. Likely suitors include utilities and independent oil and gas companies.a potential/possible/rival suitor Potential suitors for the bank have not yet come up with any firm bids.
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