Meaning of “buyout” in the English Dictionary

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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 group buys all the shares belonging to a company and so gets control of it:

a management buyout

(Definition of “buyout” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"buyout" in American English

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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 law firm was active in management buyouts, mergers, and acquisitions.

(Definition of “buyout” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"buyout" in Business English

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buyoutnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbaɪaʊt/ us

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
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(Definition of “buyout” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)