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.
market is still growing in size, making it an ideal source for studying 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.
Under the pension buyouts
, retirees will be offered the choice of remaining on the companies' pension programs or taking a lump-sum pension payment offer.
were spread across sectors, with one each in business and support services, food and drink, healthcare, manufacturing and technology, media and telecommunications.
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.
Besides being efficiency enhancing, buyouts
may also be a vehicle for strategic innovation and renewal that fosters upside entrepreneurial growth opportunities (Wright, Hoskisson, Busenitz, & Dial, 2001).
The newspaper reported on its Web site Monday that Publisher Mark Zieman sent an e-mail to employees announcing the voluntary buyouts
Unlike leveraged buyouts
, management buyouts
or tender offers, ordinary company deregistrations are not heavily litigated.
offers, meaning that the struggling company will lose more than 70 percent of its work force by the end of the year.