Definition of buyout in English:

buyout

noun

  • The purchase of a controlling share in a company.

    • ‘Such predictable cash flow is ideal for making regular payments on loans, which private equity firms typically use to finance part of their buyouts.’
    • ‘Within the first few years of its passage, the bill unleashed a torrent of mergers, buyouts, partnerships and joint ventures that effectively helped form what we now know as Big Media.’
    • ‘My proposal for dollarization, combined with my endorsement of foreign buyouts of banks, led to the Yankee-imperialism charge.’
    • ‘Privatization broke up the state winery system first through ill-fated management/worker buyouts and then through state auctions of the assets.’
    • ‘The aim is to increase the share of cash privatization, curtail the privileges of management-employee buyouts and sell-offs for compensatory vouchers.’
    • ‘He defended management-employee buyouts, which became controversial after being used to drain privatised companies.’
    • ‘Private buyouts are being done with far less leverage than in the last decade.’
    • ‘She is not certain she wants to float the company, but hints at a possible buyout or merger in the future.’
    • ‘These loans generally are made by banks to companies to finance buyouts or acquisitions.’
    • ‘Her business empire suffered from employee dissatisfaction and manager buyouts, and indeed her entire business was almost totally lost to her on at least three occasions.’
    • ‘Wall Street has a retro '80s look these days with buyouts and takeovers back in vogue.’
    • ‘In contrast, successions involving leveraged employee buyouts, supported by key managers, succeed in about 80% of cases.’
    • ‘Talks concerning the take-over buyout were reported as early in the year as February.’
    • ‘Analysts figure there will be more such small, strategic buyouts this year as companies flesh out their portfolios.’
    • ‘Industry analysts said buyouts should restart as market conditions improved.’
    • ‘The main goal in life of these firms is to back management teams that want to do buyouts.’
    • ‘In Britain, the bulk of venture capital has traditionally gone into the comparatively safe area of backing management and institutional buyouts.’
    • ‘The share buyouts are subject to lock-up and earn-out clauses that mean shares cannot be cashed in for a fixed period.’
    • ‘Many analysts predict consolidation through buyouts and mergers.’
    • ‘For the 80 per cent of shareholders not putting their cash at risk, the buyout is great news.’
    gaining of control, change of ownership, purchase, acquisition, buying
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Pronunciation

buyout

/ˈbīˌout//ˈbaɪˌaʊt/