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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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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.
The calculations used by companies when designing buyouts are highly regulated, and so the fairness of the offer is not usually a stumbling-block for most retirees.
The buyouts were spread across sectors, with one each in business and support services, food and drink, healthcare, manufacturing and technology, media and telecommunications.
The policy change was in response to the terms of recent buyouts in the Allentown School District and the School District of Philadelphia.
Some 12 buyouts of over pounds 100 million were already recorded by the end of March.
There were 43 buyouts in total during the quarter, up 72% from the final three months of 2009.
The total value of private-equity backed deals reached pounds 5bn in the first quarter of 2010, according to statistics from the Centre for Management Buyout Research, The figure was helped by the buyout of Cheshire-based Pets at home - which has a store at Great Northern Retail Park in Huddersfield - as well as medical courier Marken.
Delphi released the buyout numbers Tuesday, bringing to 20,100 the number of its production workers who have decided to leave this year either through buyout offers or early retirement packages.
A traditional buyout scenario involves two issues--the date that the tenant will move out, and the sum that the landlord will pay the tenant.
Both publications are also designed to be a news source on activities of specific interest to European buyout and venture capital professionals.
Some buyouts are meant to protect the species, landforms, or other features of a parcel of land, while others are meant to prevent polluting activities, such as mining or oil exploration, from taking place on the land.
Japan's zero-interest-rate policy also gives an additional incentive for leveraged buyouts (LBOs).