disinvest

disinvest
disinvest dis‧in‧vest [ˌdɪsɪnˈvest] verb [intransitive] ECONOMICS
to invest less or to stop investing in an activity or area of business:
disinvest from

• Many funds are disinvesting from stocks that fail to deliver shareholder value.

• His two brothers decided to disinvest from the family business.

— opposite invest
— disinvestment noun [countable, uncountable] :

• Germany recorded disinvestment last year, after attracting overseas investment of $12 billion the year before.

• 17 of these disinvestments were the result of restructuring.

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disinvest UK US /ˌdɪsɪnˈvest/ verb [C or U] ECONOMICS, FINANCE
to stop investing in a company, industry, or country, or reduce the amount invested: »

He's disinvested some funds that are investing in companies that do business in the region.

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Pension fund managers were opposed to the idea of having to disinvest from these companies.

disinvestment noun [C or U]
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Investors complained that they didn't have sufficient information about the merger to make intelligent investment and disinvestment decisions.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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