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Technology and business analysts told the Los Angeles Times that the buyout could benefit the company.
Along the way, the company’s success has spawned more than 100 copycats and attracted a $1 billion buyout offer from Target.
According to the suit, the buyout is not considered salary by the NBA's Collective Bargaining Agreement — it's considered damages for breach of contract — and therefore not subject to agent fees, though Brothers received $450,000 from it.
The company was formed a decade ago through the buyout of TXU Corp. by KKR, TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs.
Long careers are an old tradition at the Times, and buyouts are a newer one.
The result was a lawsuit in which LSU said Chavis, a longtime Tennessee defensive coordinator and one-time Vols' linebacker, failed to pay LSU a $400,000 buyout as his contract stipulated.
In the 1990s, the iconic Western headgear was acquired by a conglomerate held by an all-American leveraged-buyout firm based in New York.
The number of people forced out of work could be lessened through voluntary buyouts.
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What It Is
A buyout is the purchase of at least 51% of a company. Under a buyout, the previous ownership loses control over the company in exchange for compensation.
How It Works
The buyout process usually begins when an interested purchaser or group of purchasers makes a formal buyout offer to a company's board of directors, who are the representatives of the company's shareholders. Negotiations and/or a tender offer ensue, and the board of directors eventually either recommends that the shareholders sell their shares to the purchaser or discourages the shareholders from doing so. Company managers and directors do not always welcome buyout offers, but because the shareholders ultimately decide whether to sell the company, people consider some buyouts hostile and others friendly. Regardless, the purchaser usually pays a premium for shares that give it controlling interest in a company.
Companies, private individuals, private equity firms, pension funds, lenders, and other institutions usually conduct or supply the money for buyout transactions. Companies that specialize in buyouts (buyout firms) exist solely to fund and facilitate buyouts, and they may act alone or together on a deal. They usually get their money from institutional investors, wealthy individuals, or loans.
Buyout firms usually seek out and purchase underperforming or undervalued companies in order to "fix" them and sell them or take them public many years later. When it sells one of its companies, the buyout firm takes a commission, which it passes on to its investors. Buyout firms are also often involved in management buyouts, which are buyouts conducted by the management of the company being purchased, and they often play key roles in leveraged buyouts, which are buyouts that are funded with borrowed money.
Why It Matters
Buyouts occur for several reasons. Some occur because the purchaser believes a company's assets are undervalued and can be resold for a profit. Others occur because the purchaser believes it will receive financial and strategic benefits from the buyout such as higher revenues, easier entry into new markets, less competition, or improved operational efficiency. Ultimately, nearly all buyouts occur because the purchaser believes it can provide more value to a company's shareholders than the company's current management can.
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