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English definition of “buy-in”

buy-in

noun    
[C] FINANCE a situation in which a person or group buys enough shares in a company to get control of it: She subsequently led a buy-in of the group and is now its director . → See also buyout
[C] FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a situation in which a company buys shares of its own stock from shareholders : The company completed a buy-in of over 4 million of its own ordinary shares at 360 pence per share . → See also buyback
[U] support for an idea or plan : Effective leaders must understand how to communicate their vision , and create buy-in for it.
→ See also management buy-in
(Definition of buy-in noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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