Divestment

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The Hindu Business Line  Aug 6  Comment 
Traders are anxious to know the name of the next offer-for-sale (OFS) candidate. The Centre now announces disinvestment plans on Fridays, so that the sale can take place smoothly on Monday...
Benzinga  Aug 6  Comment 
Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized management to pursue a tax-free spin-off of the company's Biosciences business into a separate, stand-alone publicly-traded company. The spin-off is...




 

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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