White Knight

Business / Taxes / White Knight: A corporation that is the target of a hostile takeover sometimes seeks out a white knight that comes to the rescue by making an offer to acquire the target company in a friendly takeover that suits the needs and goals of the target’s management and board. The hostile acquirer is called a black knight, and if the white knight is outbid by a third potential acquirer, who is both less friendly than the white knight and more friendly than the black knight, the third bidder is called a gray knight.

Other Words for White

White Verb Synonyms: Caucasian, Caucasoid, light-skinned, fair-skinned, pale-complexioned
White Noun Synonyms: snow-white, snowy, chalk-white, chalky, ivory, creamy, milky, milk-white, oyster-white, off-white, silver, hoary


Business / Finance / Whitemail: White knight who buys less than a majority interest. MORE

White Pine

Life Style / Christmas Trees / White Pine: A White Pine decorated with lights and ribbons makes a very attractive Christmas Tree. However, its soft and flexible branches will not support heavy ornaments. The White pine has a nice pine scent. MORE

White Riesling

Life Style / Wine Grapes / White Riesling: Alias name for the (Johannisberg) Riesling grape. Both names are used, sometimes in the same region, in the USA, Canada and elsewhere. MORE