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Definition of

cash hoard

Finance

available cash a large amount of cash that a company holds in order to facilitate an expected project. A cash hoard is often an attraction to a company looking to make an acquisition.

informal

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  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Today’s Catalyst Is Working Capital
    by James S. Sagner
    Merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in developed countries once focused on strategic transactions for diversification or for vertical or horizontal integration. While that continues to be the situation in the developing economies, the M&A game in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan is often either to gain balance sheet assets, particularly hoards of underperforming cash, or to improve the acquired company’s working capital...
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  • Mergers and Acquisitions: Today’s Catalyst Is Working Capital

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    Merger and acquisition (M&A) activities in developed countries once focused on strategic transactions for diversification or for vertical or horizontal integration. While that continues to be the situation in the developing economies, the M&A game in the United States, Western Europe, and Japan is often either to gain balance sheet assets, particularly hoards of underperforming cash, or to improve the acquired company’s working capital management
    By James S. Sagner

  • The Importance of Trust—In Everything

    Viewpoints

    securities broker-dealers in the middle of last year was approximately 32, an historically high ratio. European banks’ leverage ratios were even higher, approaching 40. With a decrease in asset values, many financial institutions sought at once to deleverage by dumping assets and hoarding cash.
    By Jonathan M. Karpoff

  • Trust, Fear, and a Dead Economist

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    The stock market crash of 1929 tumbled into the Great Depression when central banks hoarded cash, and the Federal Reserve Board watched as the money supply evaporated like yesterday’s rain puddle. Meanwhile, the protectionist Ross Perots of 1930 blamed scurrilous foreigners and then jacked up
    By Todd Buchholz

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Definitions of ’cash hoard’ and meaning of ’cash hoard’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’cash hoard’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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