lease·​back | \ ˈlēs-ˌbak How to pronounce leaseback (audio) \

Definition of leaseback

: the sale of property with the understanding that the seller can lease it from the new owner

Examples of leaseback in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Discount carriers such as Ryanair, EasyJet Plc and Wizz Air Holdings Plc have strong liquidity positions and easy options for boosting reserves through aircraft sale-and-leaseback deals if necessary. Tara Patel, Fortune, 26 Mar. 2021 The investor group believes Kohl’s sale-leaseback proceeds and the repurchase program together could increase earnings per share by at least 25%. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 2 Mar. 2021 The investors are calling for a plan to grow sales and are pitching a sale-leaseback of some of Kohl’s real-estate assets, among other changes. Jinjoo Lee, WSJ, 22 Feb. 2021 Both buildings were sold by Mesirow Financial, which specializes in sale-leaseback property transactions. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 1 Feb. 2021 JACK Entertainment in October 2019 announced an $843 million sale/leaseback deal with VICI Properties real estate trust for JACK’s downtown Cleveland casino and suburban Thistledown Racino. Rich Exner, cleveland, 20 Jan. 2021 EasyJet has raised over 3 billion pounds ($4 billion), through the sale and leaseback of some of its jets and a 419 million pound equity increase. Siddharth Vikram Philip,, 22 Dec. 2020 The company bought the space from Breg Inc., which will continue to occupy the site through a six-month sale-leaseback. Dom Difurio, Dallas News, 30 Nov. 2020 The budget also includes payback amounts of more than $800,000 a month for the sale leaseback purchase agreement for the city’s public safety building. Carrie Napoleon,, 16 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of leaseback

1947, in the meaning defined above

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“Leaseback.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Jun. 2021.

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lease·​back | \ ˈlēs-ˌbak How to pronounce leaseback (audio) \

Legal Definition of leaseback

: the sale of property with the understanding that the seller can lease it back from the new owner often used in the phrase sale and leaseback


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