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Noun: buyout  'bI,awt
  1. Acquisition of a company by purchasing a controlling percentage of its stock
    "a leveraged buyout by upper management can be used to combat hostile takeover bids"
Verb: buy out  bI awt
  1. Take over ownership of; of corporations and companies
    - take over, buy up

Derived forms: buyouts, buying out, buys out, bought out

See also: buy

Type of: acquisition, buy, purchase

Encyclopedia: Buyout