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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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Historically, experts and politicians have seen buyouts as essential to disaster recovery, a means to avoid repeated flooding and to take chronically flooded homes and transform those lots into open space to improve drainage.
Metro Tenant Advisors (MTA) will negotiate on behalf of rent regulated tenants, occupants in foreclosure and commercial tenants to achieve the highest and best terms on a buyout.
Despite the obvious need and high demand, Harris County is plagued by challenges endemic to buyout programs: limited funds, competing priorities, strict criteria that place buyouts out of reach of willing participants, and the snail's pace of bureaucracy, which puts homeowners in limbo while creating opportunities for private developers to buy and flip flooded homes, perpetuating the problem.
For a breakdown of the buyout types in the final sample, Panel A of Table 2 divides the buyouts to public-to-private (Public) and private-to-private (Private) deals.
The analysis showed that buyout investments exhibit increased returns versus the comparative stock markets following economic downturns.
None the less, management buyouts executed at a time when markets are depressed have a greater chance of selling into more buoyant markets - assuming they've achieved operational and strategic improvements during the buyout period - at a larger multiple of annual profits.
The LIMRA data shows first-quarter buyouts in 2016 increased 21% over those in first quarter 2015, "noteworthy because buyout sales are typically low in the first quarter and increase slightly in the second and third quarters.
Mercer's analysis also shows that the UK market in pension buy-ins and buyouts continues to show resilience to market volatility with the number of transactions holding steady at broadly 150 to 200 in each of the past six years.
photo More than three years after Superstorm Sandy, the Christie Administration remains committed to ensuring the safety of residents in flood-prone communities by using the Blue Acres Buyout Program to move them to safer ground and an improved quality of life, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin said.
"Global private equity-backed buyout deal activity slowed noticeably in the first quarter of 2016, especially when compared to the record aggregate values seen in 2015," Preqin's head of private equity products, Christopher Elvin, said in a statement.
Finally, to determine whether our results are also valid for non-US buyouts, we presented our results to representatives of two major European buyout funds.
The buyouts were negotiated with two of the smaller of Lane County's seven unions representing 186 workers, and also will be offered to 227 nonunion employees.