Divestment

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Forbes  May 22  Comment 
Given that Colgate-Palmolive has failed to turn around the fortunes of its home care business over the last three years, it is conceivable that the company may have decided to pare its losses by choosing the divestment route. Nevertheless, it...
Clusterstock  May 20  Comment 
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Reuters  May 19  Comment 
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Reuters  May 18  Comment 
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Reuters  May 17  Comment 
BHP Billiton's spin-off of South32 debuts on Monday in what is set to be the biggest mining listing globally in four years and a test of whether investors are starting to see...
SeekingAlpha  May 12  Comment 
Reuters  May 7  Comment 
Hypermarcas SA, the largest Brazilian producer of personal care goods, is considering the sale or spin-off of a unit that manufactures diapers, in an effort to sharpen...
Financial Times  May 6  Comment 
Anglo-Australian miner is to divest unwanted assets into new company




 

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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