- an act or instance of buying out, especially of buying all or a controlling percentage of the shares in a company.
Origin of buyout
First recorded in 1970–75
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Examples from the Web for buyout
The following year, the founders exercised their buyout option, for $9 million.Funny Pages: How the National Lampoon Made American Humor
July 1, 2013
Buyout Roadblock The board is unanimously opposed to a buyout, according to the company's release.
The Silicon Valley company says it is the victim of an $8.8 billion buyout fraud.Hewlett-Packard Loses Billions on Sketchy Buyout of Autonomy
November 20, 2012
I organized a buyout in 1998 and sold it on to the HMV group.The Way Books Used to Be Sold by Tim Waterstone
June 18, 2012
Dade seemed to capture the most controversial aspect of the buyout business: private equity succeeding even when a company fails.Bain Capital Stays Quiet Amid Attacks on Mitt Romney, Private Equity
February 21, 2012
Assume that your boys want, say, 30 times gross annual revenue for a buyout.Makers