Novate financial definition of novate
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1. The transfer of a contract from one party to another by mutual consent of the original counterparties
and the concurrence of the new party.
2. See: Rollover
The substitution of one debt with another debt.
The substitution of a new contract, debt, or obligation for an existing one. Usually encountered when a tenant assigns the lease to another,or when a new building owner requires all existing tenants to execute novation agreements.The effect is to extinguish all obligations under the old agreements and replace them with the new obligations.
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Keppel has announced a deal with Borr Drilling to novate
the construction contracts of the five jackup rigs currently being built by Keppel FELS for Transocean Ltd (Transocean).
M2 EQUITYBITES-14 June 2010-BH Global receives request from Brevan Howard (Jersey) LP to novate
existing management agreement(C)2010 M2 COMMUNICATIONS http://www.