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buyout

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈbaɪaʊt/
FINANCE a situation in which a person or group buys most or all of the shares belonging to a company and so gets control of it: lead/propose/negotiate a buyout As Managing Director, he led the buyout that created the firm three years ago. a voluntary/hostile buyout buyout offer/bid/price → See also buy-in
→ See also employee buyout, leveraged buyout, management buyout
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