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Buyout

Purchase of a controlling interest (or percent of shares) of a company's stock. A leveraged buy out is effected with borrowed money.

Buyout

1. An investment in which an entire company, or, more commonly, the controlling interest in the company, is sold. For example, if Jack and Frank each own a 50% stake in a mechanic shop, Frank may conduct a buyout by purchasing Jack's half of the company. In publicly-traded companies, buyouts are usually acquisitions by another company. However, a single investor may buy out a publicly-traded company; one calls this "going private." Other types of buyouts include venture capital buyouts or management buyouts. See also: Friendly takeover, Hostile takeover.

2. In a contract, the act of one party paying a fee to the other party to end the contract before its completion. The term especially applies to employer-employee contracts. See also: Break fee.

buyout

1. The purchase of a company. See also leveraged buyout.
2. The purchase of all the stock of a company, owned by a single investor or by a group of investors.

buyout

(1) Securing the removal of tenants from a building by paying cash incentives for the early termination of their leases.Owners may desire to buy out tenants in order to rehab the property to attract a better quality of tenant at higher rates; in order to sell the property to an owner-occupier; or to remove an objectionable tenant causing problems but not technically in default.(2) Securing the release of a tenant from lease obligations in another building so the tenant can rent in the owner's building.The other building's owner may permit the buyout if he or she believes the departing tenant can be replaced fairly quickly, thereby gaining a large windfall profit from the buyout payment.

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