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Definition of


  • 1. Mergers & Acquisitions

    selling or closing part of firm the sale or closure of one or several businesses, or parts of a business. Divestment often takes place as part of a rationalization effort to cut costs or to enable an organization to concentrate on core business or competences, and may take the form of a management buyout.

  • 2. Stockholding & Investments

    giving up ownership in firm the proportional or complete reduction in an ownership stake in an organization

Definitions of ’divestment’ and meaning of ’divestment’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’divestment’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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