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buy (someone or something) out

1. verb To buy one's shares or other financial interests in a company or joint venture, thus releasing one from it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buy" and "out" or after "out." Because I bought out my sister, I now get all of the profit from the store.
2. verb To pay one an agreed-upon amount in exchange for one's premature release from a contract. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buy" and "out" or after "out." When no other teams were interested in trading for that player, we decided to buy him out.
3. verb To purchase something as its sole owner. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buy" and "out" or after "out." I've always loved that little music club, so I bought it out when the owner was ready to pursue other ventures. If they buy out our little company, will they jettison our staff?
4. verb To purchase all of a particular item or thing that is available. A noun or pronoun can be used between "buy" and "out" or after "out." That toy is so popular that it's been bought out all over town! We need as many balloons for the party as we can get, so just buy them out at the store.
5. noun The act of paying one an agreed-upon amount in exchange for one's premature release from a contract. In this usage, the phrase is often written as one word ("buyout"). When no other teams were interested in trading for that player, we decided to offer him a buyout.
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buy someone or something out

to purchase full ownership of something from someone or a group. We liked the company, so we borrowed a lot of money and bought it out. Carl bought out the owners of the company.
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buy something out

to buy all that is available of a particular item. The kids came in and bought all our bubble gum out. They bought out the bubble gum in a single hour.
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buy out

Purchase the entire stock, business rights, or interests of a concern. For example, A rival store owner offered to buy out my grandfather, but he refused, [Late 1200s]
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buy out

v.
1. To purchase someone's share of stock, business rights, or interests: I bought my partner out, and now I am the sole owner of the company.
2. To purchase something entirely or completely: The investor bought out the company. The larger company intends to buy the smaller one out.
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We expect to see a pick-up in full buy-outs in 2018 on the back of improved affordability.
Against this lower volume of activity, average buy-out values remain comparatively high after the fall to PS32 million in 2016.
We look forward to continuing to support entrepreneurial businesses in Warwickshire and the wider Midlands." Burgis & Bullock Corporate Finance advises business owners, directors, and management teams on acquisitions, company sales, management buy-outs and buy-ins, and the raising of finance.
Sales of group pension buy-outs reached $3.8 billion in the second quarter 2015, a record for second quarter sales dating back to the early 1990's, according to a LIMRA Secure Retirement Institute sales survey.
The earlier bill, which was filed by council member Jumaane Williams, aimed to prohibit landlords or their representatives from offering buy-outs before "notifying the tenant that he or she has the right to refuse" and "disclosing that the person making the buyout offer is an agent of the tenant's landlord."
The owners of Buy-Out will decide on the deal on Thursday.Country: Austria, Sector: Machinery/EngineeringTarget: Austria Email AGBuyer: Treibacher Industrieholding GmbhVendor: Buy-Out-Central Europe II Beteiligungs-Invest AG Deal size in USD: 26.2mType: DivestmentStatus: Bidding
Eleven years ago, the Assynt Crofters Trust set the trend for future buy-outs when they bought the 21,000acre North Assynt estate for pounds 300,000.
Prudential Retirement, a unit of financial services company Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU), disclosed on Tuesday that it has collaborated with Pension Insurance Corporation (PIC) to create a new approach for expediting longevity reinsurance transactions for smaller pension buy-ins and buy-outs.
There have not yet been any bumper 1bn plus buy-in or buy-out transactions in 2016 so far.
A specialist team from the Wales Co-operative Centre is working on 15 active buy-out deals, encompassing "a range of models including both upfront and phased buy-outs".
28 October 2011 - Buy-Out-Central Europe II Beteiligungs-Invest AG plans to divest of its stake in Austrian water heater producer Austria Email AG (WBAG:AEM), Buy-Out's manager Stefan Prochaska told Wiener Zeitung today.
According to the Centre for Management Buy-out Research (CMBOR), there were 17 PE deals in the region this year - up from nine last year.
BUY-OUT values have slumped in Yorkshire, latest figures reveal.
New figures show that the UK buy-out market fell from pounds 12.8 billion in the first half of 2005 to pounds 10.1 billion for the same period in 2006.
Those are the central findings of a review carried out in a joint initiative by the Deloitte and Touche and Barclays Private Equity consultancy and the Irish Centre for Management Buy-Out Research.