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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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Leisure almost halved from 41 deals in 2015 to 22 in 2016 and Healthcare was lower at 21 buy-outs in 2016 after 27 in 2015.
Most recently, the firm was a finalist at the Midlands Dealmaker Awards 2015 held in Birmingham in the category SME Deal of the Year for its role as lead adviser on the secondary management buy-out of Southambased Engineering Technology Group.
However, the survey from the Centre for Management Buy-out Research (CMBOR), sponsored by Barclays Private Equity, showed that just two deals accounted for most of the total and the actual number of transactions fell.
BUY-OUT values have slumped in Yorkshire, latest figures reveal.
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.
Phil Griesbach, the Birmingham-based director of Barclays Private Equity, said: "The growth in the continental European buy-out market is largely due to an increase in public to private buy-outs (P2Ps) with a combined value of 23.
Since the mid-1990s, Australias telecoms industry has been characterised by dozens of take overs, buy-outs, mergers and alliances that have seen the disappearance of many of the smaller players.
The Bank of England on Wednesday said that it is proposing to strengthen the remuneration requirements on buy-outs of variable remuneration.
M2 EQUITYBITES-January 14, 2016-Tougher rules on bonus buy-outs proposed by Bank of England
First quarter 2012 saw buy-outs complete at a healthy rate of pounds 5.
ONE of the UK's most successful venture capitalists, Jon Moulton, said the contribution of equity into buy-outs deals will continue to rise.
THE number of business buy-outs in Yorkshire tumbled during the first nine months of the year, figures showed today.
We have launched the Deal Awards to recognise the value of the takeovers, sales and buy-outs at companies of all sizes and across all sectors in the North East - and the people who make them happen.
Brown Harris Stevens has expanded its presence on the East End of Long Island by entering into a joint venture with two major real estate firms, the latest in a flurry of buy-outs by the city's super-brokers.
MANAGEMENT Buy-outs, known in businessworld shortspeak as MBOs, are on the increase in Ireland - but their value is heading downhill.