Divestment

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Insurance Journal  Jul 16  Comment 
Dallas-based CPro Associates has spun off its binding authority and programs unit as a new company, B&H Risk Services Inc., headed by William E. Buckley. Buckley joined CPro in late 2013 to form and develop the new business unit. B&H focuses...
newratings.com  Jul 11  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Noble Corporation plc (NE) said Friday that its board of directors has approved the spin-off of Paragon Offshore plc, a subsidiary of Noble, through a pro rata distribution of an aggregate of about 84.75 million Paragon...
The Economic Times  Jul 11  Comment 
The target includes Rs 43,425 crore through stake sale in Public Sector Units and another Rs 15,000 crore from sale of residual stake.
The Hindu Business Line  Jul 10  Comment 
Disinvestment is the government’s go-to route to bulk up its finances. For this fiscal, the target has been set at ₹43,425 crore, over twice what the programme actually raised last year. This may s...
Financial Times  Jul 9  Comment 
Debt sale by Scentre Group is one of largest debt sales undertaken in Europe by an Australian company outside its mining and banking sectors
SeekingAlpha  Jul 3  Comment 
By Gordon Tam: Spin-offs are always a fertile land to find undervalued stocks. Today, I analyze a recent spin-off from Rayonier (RYN), Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) through different scenarios analysis. Despite the fact that the risk/reward...
Reuters  Jul 3  Comment 
Privately held Weinstein Company is looking to spin off its television division into a separate company, seven months after the film studio decided to expand that business, the New...
StreetInsider.com  Jul 2  Comment 
Visit StreetInsider.com at http://www.streetinsider.com/Corporate+News/International+Paper+%28IP%29+Completes+Veritiv+%28VRTV%29+Spin-Off%3B+Starts+Trading+Today+on+NYSE/9631707.html for the full story.
The Economic Times  Jul 2  Comment 
"I am expecting that this year the government will target close to Rs 700 billion or so in terms of divestments," says Anish Damania.
SeekingAlpha  Jun 27  Comment 
By Pim Keulen: Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A, RDS.B) announced the divestment of 18.6% of its stake in Woodside Petroleum (OTCPK:WOPEY, OTCPK:WOPEF) for $5.7 billion (source: Reuters). After the divestment, Shell holds only a 4.5% stake in Woodside...




 

Divestment

Divestment is the reduction of an asset held by a company. Often divesment is used as a means to grow financially in which a company sells off a business unit in order to focus their resources on a market it judges to have more growth or profit potential. Sometimes, divestment is used to create a spin-off, in which one division of the original company becomes an indepedent firm or a subsidiary of the parent company.

Spin-outs occur when the equity owners of the parent company receive equity stakes in the newly spun out company.

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