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"buyout" in British English

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buyoutnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbaɪ.aʊt/  us   /ˈbaɪ.aʊt/
(in ​business) a ​situation in which a ​person or ​groupbuys all the sharesbelonging to a ​company and so gets ​control of it: a management buyout
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buyoutnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbɑɪˌɑʊt/
the ​act of ​buying all or ​part of a ​company from the ​people who own it: The ​lawfirm was ​active in ​management buyouts, ​mergers, and acquisitions.
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buyoutnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈbaɪaʊt/
FINANCE a ​situation in which a ​person or ​groupbuys 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
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(Definition of buyout from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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