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The purchase of one company by another where the buyer believes that the acquisition will create synergy, which is a financial benefit that the buyer may derive from the acquisition. For example, the buyer may determine that the two companies together may be able to produce more revenue than either one could produce independently by combining the most efficient processes each brings to the merger. Alternatively he may decide that the strategic buyout will reduce expenses by eliminating or streamlining redundant processes. The main point of a strategic buyout is to ensure the acquirer benefits, though the purchased company often benefits as well.