地道美语听力播客:A Corporate Takeover
日期:2011-07-07 10:15

(单词翻译:单击)

Lee: Hello, Lee Williams.

Bruce: Hi, Lee. This is Bruce Eng. The reason I’m calling is to find out if there is any news about your company’s takeover bid for Shamrock Corp. It’s been a week and I was wondering what’s happening.

Lee: Hi, Bruce. I’m glad you called. I was just about to call you with an update. Here’s where we are. The offer we made to Shamrock was rejected by the board on Tuesday. Our company’s board of directors has been meeting all week to decide the next course of action.

Bruce: Is there any chance that this could turn into a hostile takeover?

Lee: There is a distinct possibility. Our company is hoping to avoid that since we had hoped to do extensive due diligence, but a hostile takeover may be the only option right now if we decide to move ahead with this.

Bruce: Would the banks go for little or no due diligence? I thought that their support of the takeover bid was contingent on getting more information about the state of Shamrock’s finances.

Lee: You’re right and that may be the stumbling block.

Bruce: Okay, well, call me if you get more information.

Lee: I will. You can count on it.

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重点单词
  • contingentadj. 可能性,经验主义的,不可预知的,附带的 n.
  • hostileadj. 怀敌意的,敌对的
  • updatev. 更新,补充最新资料 n. 更新
  • diligencen. 勤奋
  • extensiveadj. 广泛的,广阔的,广大的
  • optionn. 选择权,可选物,优先购买权 v. 给予选择
  • avoidvt. 避免,逃避
  • blockn. 街区,木块,石块 n. 阻塞(物), 障碍(物)
  • distinctadj. 独特的,不同的,明显的,清楚的