17 CFR § 229.1000 - (Item 1000) Definitions.
The following definitions apply to the terms used in Regulation M-A (§§ 229.1000 through 229.1016), unless specified otherwise:
(a) Associate has the same meaning as in § 240.12b–2 of this chapter;
(c) Issuer tender offer has the same meaning as in § 240.13e–4(a)(2) of this chapter;
(d) Offeror means any person who makes a tender offer or on whose behalf a tender offer is made;
(e) Rule 13e–3 transaction has the same meaning as in § 240.13e–3(a)(3) of this chapter;
(f) Subject company means the company or entity whose securities are sought to be acquired in the transaction (e.g., the target), or that is otherwise the subject of the transaction;
(g) Subject securities means the securities or class of securities that are sought to be acquired in the transaction or that are otherwise the subject of the transaction; and
(h) Third-party tender offer means a tender offer that is not an issuer tender offer.