buyout
buyout uy"out n. (Business, Finance) the acquisition of ownership of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock.

Syn: takeover. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • buyout — two words at first; to purchase someone s estate and turn him out of it, 1640s, from BUY (Cf. buy) + OUT (Cf. out). As one word, the purchasing of a controlling share in a company, from 1976 …   Etymology dictionary

  • buyout — ► NOUN ▪ the purchase of a controlling share in a company, especially by its own managers …   English terms dictionary

  • buyout — [biout΄] n. the outright purchase, usually with borrowed funds, of a business, as by the employees or management …   English World dictionary

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  • Buyout — A buyout, in finance, is an investment transaction by which the ownership equity of a company, or a majority share of the stock of the company is acquired. The acquiror thereby buys out control of the target company. A buyout can take the form of …   Wikipedia

  • Buyout — The purchase of a company s shares in which the acquiring party gains controlling interest of the targeted firm. Incorporating a buyout strategy is a common technique used to gain access to new markets and is one of the most common methods for… …   Investment dictionary

  • buyout — UK [ˈbaɪaʊt] / US [ˈbaɪˌaʊt] noun [countable] Word forms buyout : singular buyout plural buyouts business a situation in which the managers or people employed in a company take control of it by buying all of its shares a management buyout See:… …   English dictionary

  • buyout — [[t]ba͟ɪaʊt[/t]] buyouts N COUNT: oft supp N A buyout is the buying of a company, especially by its managers or employees. It is thought that a management buyout is one option …   English dictionary

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