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Divestiture

Liquidation or selling off subsidiary interests or assets. Divestitures are one means of raising capital and reduceing operating costs. [1]

There are four types of divestitures

  • Selling it to another firm
  • Spinning it off to shareholders
  • Partial spin off to shareholders
  • Liquidating assets [2]

Disinvestment may occur for a number of reasons including a poor outlook for a particular line of business, or a firm’s need to raise additional capital for other more promising segments of its business. [3]

1961 from divest [1]

References

  1. The Divestiture Option: A Guide for Financial and Corporate Planning Executives Richard J. Schmidt ISBN-10: 0899303978 pg 4
  2. Fundamentals of Financial Management by Eugene F. Brigham and Joel F. Houston ISBN-10: 0324597711 pg674
  3. Wall Street Words: An A to Z Guide to Investment Terms for Today's Investor by David L. Scott. Copyright © 2003 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. ISBN-10: 0618176519 pg108
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