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asset-strippingnoun [U]

uk   /ˈæs.etˌstrɪp.ɪŋ/ us   /ˈæs.etˌstrɪp.ɪŋ/ disapproving
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asset-strippingnoun [U]

uk   us   FINANCE
the activity of buying companies cheaply so that their assets can be sold separately at a profit: The buy-outs were leading to job losses and asset-stripping. Asset-stripping is not generally illegal, but many regard it as immoral, as it does little to benefit the economy.
asset-stripper
noun [C]
The prime building land it owns will make the company very attractive to an asset-stripper.
(Definition of asset-stripping from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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