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Definition of "buyout" []

  • The purchase of the entire holdings or interests of an owner or investor. (noun)
  • The purchase of a company or business: "If the workers do approve the buyout, their company will become the nation's largest employee-owned enterprise” ( Harry Anderson). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "buyout" in a sentence
  • "These owners are either estatic over their good fortune or fearing that the details of the buyout is about to bring them down too."
  • "Forstmann was a pioneer, a genius in business and a man that changed and coined the phrase "buyout"."
  • "Crucell, whose management and board support a J & J buyout, is to be sold at a 58% premium for 4.5 times reported 2009 sales."