Meaning of “liquidation” in the English Dictionary

business-english dictionary

"liquidation" in Business English

See all translations

liquidationnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌlɪkwɪˈdeɪʃən/ us

LAW, FINANCE a situation in which a company stops operating and sells all its assets in order to pay its debts:

go into liquidation After three years of heavy losses the company went into liquidation with debts totalling £100 million.
put sth into liquidation They were forced to put the company into liquidation in June.

ACCOUNTING, FINANCE a situation in which an asset is sold in order to get cash:

Analysts generally regard the liquidation of shares by corporate insiders as bad news.

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