- Purchase of a controlling interest (or percent of shares) of a company's stock. A leveraged buy-out is done with borrowed money. The New York Times Financial Glossary
* * *1. when a person or organization buys a business:
• The company has accepted a buyout offer of $44.50 a share.emˌployee ˈbuyout also ˌstaff ˈbuyout FINANCEwhen employees buy the company they work for:
• One of the airline's unions is refusing to participate in an employee buyout.ˌleveraged ˈbuyout FINANCEwhen a person or organization buys a company using a loan borrowed against the company's assets, some of which may then be sold to pay off the loan:
• With debt taken on in a $4.9 billion leveraged buyout, the company could not afford to pay all its bills.when a company's top managers buy the company they work for:
• The computer company is to be relaunched following a management buyout of its Dutch manufacturing plant.2. FINANCE when a person or organization buys all the shares in a company owned by a particular shareholder:
• The company said it was continuing to negotiate a buyout of minority stakeholders.3. HUMAN RESOURCES money given to someone to persuade them to leave a company:
• The airline plans to cut its payroll by 5,000, mainly through buyouts.
* * *buyout UK US /ˈbaɪaʊt/ noun [C]► FINANCE a situation in which a person or group buys most or all of the shares belonging to a company and so gets control of it: lead/propose/negotiate a buyout »
As Managing Director, he led the buyout that created the firm three years ago.»
a voluntary/hostile buyout»
Financial and business terms. 2012.