Definition of management buyout in English:

management buyout


  • The purchase of a controlling share in a company by its executive directors and/or managers.

    ‘it is letting the company go in a management buyout backed by a private investment group’
    • ‘The poor outlook has now led brokers to suggest that a management buyout may take place.’
    • ‘If the company is currently undervalued by the stock market, some analysts will not rule out the possibility of a management buyout.’
    • ‘Vernon led an attempted management buyout last year because of what he perceived as a lack of interest in property stocks.’
    • ‘On that basis, the management buyout of Aer Lingus is likely to go ahead.’
    • ‘In certain circumstances, it can also be used to facilitate a management buyout or acquisition.’
    • ‘Along with Anthony Martin, he led a management buyout of Doherty Advertising in a deal worth about €6 million.’
    • ‘The levels of debt at the company may hinder a potential management buyout.’
    • ‘As liberating and potentially lucrative as a management buyout can be, it is also a very risky transaction.’
    • ‘After a successful management buyout, Mrs Warsi began diversifying into Thai, Malaysian, Chinese and American food.’
    • ‘Following a management buyout in 1999, 35 senior managers have stakes in the company.’
    • ‘In recent months, speculation has grown that the firm could be a bid target, amid reports that a management buyout is being considered.’
    • ‘Norah Casey, the chief executive of Smurfit Communications, is considering a management buyout.’
    • ‘The proper treatment of investors and third party investors in the case of a management buyout is also important, said Reilly.’
    • ‘The low share price triggered speculation that the McCann family, which controls Fyffes, was considering a management buyout.’
    • ‘When the company reported its interim results last November, Moran said that a management buyout was always an option.’
    • ‘Harmonia is wholly owned by Casey, who said that she secured financial backing from a bank to complete the management buyout.’
    • ‘For taxation purposes, the deal has been officially classed as a demerger rather than a management buyout.’
    • ‘He completed the management buyout of the company 10 days ago.’
    • ‘The only possibility of a boost for the shares, in the short term, is a management buyout or a takeover.’
    • ‘Green Property announced that certain members of the executive team have decided not to proceed with a management buyout.’