A cash offer for a controlling interest in a company. This is followed by an offer to acquire the rest of the company's shares at a lower price. The purpose is twofold: to establish control of the company and to reduce the cost of the purchase. Multiple price offers are not permitted in the UK, but they are in some other countries, notably Germany and the USA.

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