Definition of buy-in in English:

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1A purchase of shares by a broker after a seller has failed to deliver similar shares, the original seller being charged any difference in cost.
Example sentences
  • The share buy-in will cost him around £30 million which will leave him around £100 million to fund the business.
  • He reassured shareholders that an announcement of an initiative was likely in three to four weeks and hinted very strongly that it might be a buy-in of shares.
  • The buy-in cost is normally 1% but they can be a fantastic way of getting into quality investments in a way you couldn't afford off your own bat.
2 (also management buy-in) A purchase of shares in a company by managers who are not employed by it.
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  • The bank provided the finance for what ranked as the biggest management buy-in in the country last year.
  • Private equity investments encompass everything from the funding of new companies - the early expansion capital - to management buy-in and buy-out transactions for established companies.
  • A management buy-in is a similarly-structured deal, but the professional owner-managers are brought in from outside the company being sold.
3 [mass noun] The buying back by a company of its own shares.
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  • The share buy-in has been financed partly out of the company's own cash resources and the balance by recourse to bank facilities provided by a syndicate of banks arranged by a bank in Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.A.
  • If a company changes its Articles of Association to allow a buy-in of its own shares this should not change our fundamental approach regarding the discount for lack of marketability.
  • Finally, a popular means of extracting funds tax efficiently is by way of a company buy-in of its own shares.
4Agreement with, or acceptance of, a policy or suggestion: there should be a moral buy-in from everyone in the organization
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  • But in larger enterprises, getting buy-in from the decision-makers on a relatively new methodology may be the bigger challenge.
  • At issue for the future is whether these factors - when set in the context of legal constraints, public support or opposition, and private school buy-in - are sufficient to tip the balance in favor of more programs.
  • The specific combination of interventions being used, the amount of time allowed for improvement, the amount of support provided, and the degree of buy-in from local stakeholders may all influence the results.
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