Divestiture

Divestiture
The partial or full disposal of an investment or asset through sale, exchange, closure or bankruptcy. Divestiture can be done slowly and systematically over a long period of time, or in large lots over a short time period.

For a business, divestiture is the removal of assets from the books. Businesses divest by the selling of ownership stakes, the closure of subsidiaries, the bankruptcy of divisions, and so on.

In personal finance, investors selling shares of a business can be said to be divesting their interests in the company being sold.


Investment dictionary. . 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • divestiture — di·ves·ti·ture /dī ves ti ˌchu̇r, də , chər/ n 1: the sale or transfer of title to a property (as an operating division) under court order (as in bankruptcy) 2: the sale of an asset (as a business division) that is unprofitable, does not enhance… …   Law dictionary

  • Divestiture — Di*vest i*ture (?; 135), n. The act of stripping, or depriving; the state of being divested; the deprivation, or surrender, of possession of property, rights, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • divestiture — c.1600, from DIVEST (Cf. divest) on analogy of investiture. Economics sense is from 1961 …   Etymology dictionary

  • divestiture — [də vest′ə chər, dī vest′ə chər] n. a divesting or being divested: also divestment or divesture …   English World dictionary

  • divestiture — A complete asset or investment disposal such as outright sale or liquidation. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * divest di‧vest [daɪˈvest, d ] verb FINANCE 1. [transitive] if a group divests one of the companies that it owns, it gets rid …   Financial and business terms

  • divestiture —    The giving up of a possession (e.g., part of a business) or right. If voluntary, divestiture may be an attempt to improve efficiency by cutting a loss making business or concentrating on one product or business area. If court ordered, it may… …   Business law dictionary

  • divestiture — /daveststysr/ In anti trust law, the order of court to a defendant (e.g. corporation) to divest itself of property, securities or other assets. U. S. v. E. I. duPont de Nemours and Co., 366 U.S. 316, 81 S.Ct. 1243, 6 L.Ed.2d 318. A firm s act of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • divestiture — /daveststysr/ In anti trust law, the order of court to a defendant (e.g. corporation) to divest itself of property, securities or other assets. U. S. v. E. I. duPont de Nemours and Co., 366 U.S. 316, 81 S.Ct. 1243, 6 L.Ed.2d 318. A firm s act of… …   Black's law dictionary

  • divestiture — noun 1. an order to an offending party to rid itself of property; it has the purpose of depriving the defendant of the gains of wrongful behavior (Freq. 4) the court found divestiture to be necessary in preventing a monopoly • Derivationally… …   Useful english dictionary

  • divestiture of property — index forfeiture (act of forfeiting) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”