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The action or process of selling off subsidiary business interests or investments.‘the divestiture of state-owned assets’
- ‘This divestiture created an affiliated-unaffiliated oligopoly market structure for recorded music.’
- ‘Other divestitures have reached beyond physical assets to involve intellectual property, technology, licenses, and contracts.’
- ‘Some of the required divestitures, however, never took place.’
- ‘In fact, he says he might take some proceeds from divestitures and make acquisitions.’
- ‘An interesting case in point was the forced divestiture of Clorox by Procter and Gamble.’
- ‘And the companies that fail to find them quickly will be subject to a new round of divestitures and consolidations.’
- ‘Accordingly, corporate executives frequently explain proposed or actual divestitures and spin-offs by citing such difficulties.’
- ‘McGann said at the conference that the options were a merger or a divestiture.’
- ‘By contrast, the absence of such synergies should prompt divestiture.’
- ‘Discussions on other asset divestitures and business rationalisations are ongoing.’
- ‘She's helped us evaluate some divestitures and also some new lines of business.’
- ‘Compaine notes that Bagdikian obsesses over big media acquisitions but ignores divestures.’
- ‘Having started this trend, we've gone through a lot of acquisitions and divestitures over a two-year period.’
- ‘Analysts give him about a year and a half to show results before further divestitures or even a breakup becomes inevitable.’
- ‘Seagram was just going through a series of acquisitions and divestitures when I was brought in.’
- ‘I am pleased that we have been able to conclude his recruitment and address his concerns regarding the interim rules on stock divestitures.’
- ‘Rather than regard corporate units as parts of a coherent whole, investors began to demand the divestiture of poorly performing assets.’
- ‘I coded these cases as missing rather than as divestitures.’
- ‘David says he'll continue to look for both acquisitions and divestitures as a way to drive growth.’
- ‘The strategy, said Johnson, includes few, if any, divestitures and a hiring freeze that will continue until key acquisitions are completed.’
Early 17th century: from medieval Latin divestit- divested (from the verb divestire) + -ure.
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