disinvestment

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Disinvestment

A reduction in capital investment reflected by a decrease in capital goods and a company's decision not to replace depleted capital goods.

Disinvestment

The sale or elimination of a department, subsidiary, or any other major investment. Disinvestment is most common when a company must raise capital quickly to finance new operations or pay a certain liability, or when it determines that the investment is unlikely to become or remain profitable in the future.

disinvestment

Divestiture, liquidation, or sale of a segment of a firm. Disinvestment may occur for a number of reasons including a poor outlook for a particular line of business or a firm's need to raise additional capital for other more promising segments of its business.

disinvestment

  1. 1a decrease in a country's CAPITAL STOCK that occurs when there is insufficient new INVESTMENT to cover CAPITAL CONSUMPTION/DEPRECIATION

    (capital lost because of wear and tear).

  2. the sale or closure by a firm of part of its business. See DIVESTMENT.