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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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Against this lower volume of activity, average buy-out values remain comparatively high after the fall to PS32 million in 2016.
Across buy-ins, buy-outs and back-book transactions, nearly 12bn of insurer capacity has been deployed so far in 2016.
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.
Of the 11 buy-outs in the North West in Q1, there were nine deals under pounds 10m with a combined value of pounds 16m.
The total value of privat e equity-backed buy-outs in the region fell by more than three quarters to pounds 305.
Family and privately-owned businesses represented the biggest source of buy-outs in frequency in the first nine months of 2009 with five deals totalling pounds 9m, while there were also five companies' bought out of receivership in deals amounting to pounds 6m.
The study showed that France was the most active market in volume with 85 buy-outs, just ahead of Germany with 76.
First quarter 2012 saw buy-outs complete at a healthy rate of pounds 5.
However, although buy-outs dropped to record levels in 2009, he said there was some positive news in that in the last quarter of the year the volumes of deals picked up.
The Demon Tweeks deal in August saw an eight-strong buy-out team headed by company chief executive Jon Minshaw acquire the business which supplies the specialist parts and equipment needed by motors ports competitors.
Deloitte and Touche's David O'Flanagan insisted that the turnaround did not imply a downturn in buy-out activity so much as the unually high-value deals of the previous 12 months.
Buy-out volume also declined sharply in 2009 and remained depressed in 2010 with only 383 deals.
Grant Thornton Corporate Finance partner Paul Oldham said he expected that an increase in the number of venture capitalists planning to increase their management buy-in or buy-out investment,increased business confidence generally,and the number of private company owners looking for an exit will be the three key drivers behind a further increase in the Welsh market this year.
Figures from the Centre for Management Buy-out Research showed there were 20 deals during the first three months of the year.