Shark Watcher

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DEFINITION of 'Shark Watcher'

A firm specializing in the early detection of takeovers. The firm's primary business is usually the solicitation of proxies for client corporations.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Shark Watcher'

A shark watcher monitors trading patterns in a client's stock and attempts to determine who is accumulating shares.

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