The white knight on the Internet is variously seen as patronizing (from the perspective of people who think women can`t defend themselves or need to be saved); dishonest (from the point of view of people who see behaviour as an ulterior motive); or weak (from the sexist perspective of men who mock other men for standing up for women). Although the target company does not remain independent, the takeover by a white knight is always preferred to the hostile takeover. Unlike a hostile takeover, current management typically persists in a blank buyback scenario, and investors get better compensation for their shares. “Before you knight, make sure your colleague really needs your help. If she wants you to speak to the brass on her behalf, go ahead, but she may prefer a more subtle vote of confidence: someone who gently urges her to ask for a raise herself, or to find a solid case of why she deserves more. It is an individual or company that takes control of a target company and saves it from a hostile takeover by a Dark Knight (a Dark Knight is an individual or company that takes forced control of a company). Due to the takeover by a white knight, the company still cannot remain independent. But it`s much better than being taken back by a dark knight. White Knight was used in the 2010s as an insult to internet trolls to beat men who spoke out against sexist behavior. They accuse these men of behaving like white knights in order to discredit them and label their concerns as dishonest. In addition to the White Knights and the Black Knights, there is a third potential takeover candidate, the Grey Knight.

A gray/gray knight is not as desirable as a white knight, but he is more desirable than a black knight. The Grey Knight is the third potential bidder in a hostile takeover bid to outbid the White Knight. Although friendlier than a black knight, the gray knight still tries to serve his own interests. Just like the white knight, a white squire is an individual or company that exercises only a minority stake to support a struggling business. This assistance provides the company with enough capital to improve its situation, while allowing the current owners to maintain control. A yellow knight is a company that has planned a hostile takeover attempt, but pulls out and instead proposes a merger of equals with the target company. “White Knight” is also used as pejorative slang, often by men`s rights activists, to refer to men who try to curry favor with women by protecting them, among other things, from similar terms such as “simp” or “whipping.” [4] The use of the term implies that when men do beautiful things for women, they are motivated only by sexual desires. [5] Why not look for the pure white limestone cliffs of the flat earth or the grey granite of the hills? The terms white knight and black knight can have their origin in opposing chess. The idea that a positive and negative color symbol is diametrically opposed is very common in ancient mythology, of which white and black knights are an example, along with others, including the white horse and the black horse of Indo-Aryan mythology. [1] The color white symbolized innocence, enlightenment, openness of heart and joy.

[1] Some notable examples of the White Knight rescue include the acquisition of the ABC by the United Paramount Theater in 1953, the rescue of Schering by Bayer`s White Knight from Merck KGaA in 2006, and the acquisition of Bear Stearns by JPMorgan Chase in 2008, which prevented their complete bankruptcy. The term “white knight” is used in modern parlance to refer to any type of rescuer,[2] although it is also used specifically in a business context to describe a person or company that saves another company from a hostile takeover and acquires its assets. [3] The depiction of a morally pure white person and a non-white antagonist has been criticized as a modern use of the white knight trope that perpetuates racist attitudes. [6] We can therefore easily conclude that no hostile takeover has ever succeeded. Therefore, whenever every company becomes the target of a hostile takeover, it has to go to great lengths to find a white knight. In contemporary internet culture, especially in online forums and games, White Knight has taken on a negative meaning. Online, a white knight refers to a man who helps a woman who has never asked for help – and probably doesn`t need it. This white knight sees the user as a virgin of distress in discussions on discussion forums, unable to defend himself while making his own arguments. And this white knight, it is widely believed, only accomplishes his mission in the hope of romantic rewards that the woman “owes” him for his help – suggesting that the white knight`s trope has always been less than purely noble.

Ground pork, our white knight, so happy you are here. Our midweek dinner had to be saved The idea of a white knight dates back to at least the 12th century. In the nineteenth century, the French poet Chrétien de Troyes described the legendary Lancelot in his Arthurian writings as Blanc Chevalier (“White Knight” in French). Lancelot, King Arthur`s greatest knight, was the pinnacle of gallantry and chivalry – and, less purely, Queen Guinevere`s lover. This evening in the gondola, with an old and two new friends, is marked in my memory with a white stone. Do you beat them with the white knight to access their pants? A white knight is an investor who is considered friendly with the company because that person acquires the company with the help of the company`s board of directors or senior management in exchange for protecting the company from the other potential buyer`s hostile takeover attempt or bankruptcy. In the 2010s, the familiar white knight evolved to refer to someone making a message or comment to defend another person online — as if rushing to save them from criticism. This act of defense, often referred to as the White Knight, is widely considered offensive. A white knight is a mythological and literary figure. They are depicted as diametrically opposed next to a black knight.

A white knight usually depicts a heroic warrior fighting evil, with the role in medieval literature represented by a knight.