Definition of Second Bite At The Apple

When a person whose company was acquired and has an ownership stake it, then takes some of the cash from the sale and buys some equity in the acquiring company or fund. The second bite is the money they get when the acquiring company is then sold.

Example: The acquiring company wanted the founder to be motivated when working at the acquiring company, so made sure the acquisition transaction included a second bite at the apple.

Variations: second bite


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The definition for "Second Bite At The Apple" was last updated in 2021.

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Date: 10/15/2021

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"Second Bite At The Apple." Jargonism.com Dictionary, https://jargonism.com/words/1391. Accessed 10/15/2021.