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buyout Line breaks: buy¦out
Pronunciation: /ˈbʌɪaʊt/

Definition of buyout in English:


The purchase of a controlling share in a company.
Example sentences
  • The aim is to increase the share of cash privatization, curtail the privileges of management-employee buyouts and sell-offs for compensatory vouchers.
  • Talks concerning the take-over buyout were reported as early in the year as February.
  • He defended management-employee buyouts, which became controversial after being used to drain privatised companies.

Words that rhyme with buyout

blowout • layabout
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