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Poison Pill
A strategy used by corporations to discourage a hostile takeover by another company.
    
The target company attempts to make its stock less attractive to the Acquirer. There are two types of poison pills are:
    
1. A "flip-in" allows existing shareholders (except the Acquirer) to buy more shares at a Discount.
    
2. The "flip-over" allows stockholders to buy the Acquirer's shares at a discounted price after the merger
    
Poison pill refers to any strategy, generally in business or politics, to increase the likelihood of negative results over positive ones for a party that attempts any kind of takeover. It is taken from the original meaning of a literal poison pill carried by various spies throughout history, taken when discovered to eliminate the possibility of being interrogated for the enemy's gain.
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