[ bahy-out ]


  1. an act or instance of buying out, especially of buying all or a controlling percentage of the shares in a company.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of buyout1

First recorded in 1970–75

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Example Sentences

Over less than two months, Bartiromo posted more than 6,000 messages claiming news of imminent merger deals or buyouts, which he falsely attributed to sources such as Bloomberg and JP Morgan.

Because he was not fired for cause, Maryland owed the former coach a buyout of more than $5 million, with the final payments coming this year.

A resort buyout may be the most personalized of the experiences that have popped up during the pandemic — but there is a growing interest in offering individualized guest experiences, particularly on the wellness front.

That would also likely allow it to avoid shedding additional bus and train operators through buyouts or layoffs, according to a Metro official briefed on the stimulus.

Very often, part of the proposal that secures venture capital funding is the knowledge that the startup’s idea is eye-catching and can attract a sizable buyout from a larger company.

From Fortune

The following year, the founders exercised their buyout option, for $9 million.

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.

Just months ago Instagram celebrated a billion-dollar buyout.

I organized a buyout in 1998 and sold it on to the HMV group.

Assume that your boys want, say, 30 times gross annual revenue for a buyout.





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