Those who aid a company in fending off a takeover bid, usually investment bankers who devise strategies to make the target less attractive or more difficult to acquire.
Those who assist a corporation in fighting off a takeover bid--usually investment bankers. They concoct strategies to make the target corporation less enticing or more difficult to acquire. See: Acquisition; Investment Banker; Takeover
Investment bankers who help companies go about soliciting a hostile takeover.