the acquisition of ownership of an organization by purchasing a controlling portion of the stock
- acquisition of a company by buying a controlling portion of the stock
1. Purchase of managing stock or stocks of a firm by its management. If lent funds are used in the buyout, its called a 'leveraged buyout.' 2. Buy by an openly exchanged firm of its outstanding (held because of the general public) stock to thwart a takeover attempt, or even to make the company from the stockmarket for converting it into a private organization.