asset stripping
Where a business is acquired and the assets are sold off separately to realise a profit.

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  • Asset stripping — involves selling the assets of a business individually at a profit. The term is generally used in a pejorative sense as such activity is not considered productive to the economy. Asset stripping is considered to be a problem in economies such as… …   Wikipedia

  • asset stripping — asset .stripping n [U] the practice of buying a company cheaply and then selling all the things it owns to make a quick profit used to show disapproval …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • asset-stripping — ► NOUN ▪ the taking over of a company in financial difficulties and selling each of its assets at a profit …   English terms dictionary

  • asset-stripping — assˈet stripping noun (now usu derogatory) The practice of acquiring control of a company and selling off its assets for financial gain • • • Main Entry: ↑asset * * * ˈasset stripping [asset stripping] noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • asset stripping — A pejorative term for the deliberate depletion of *assets in an organization. Asset stripping often occurs following an *acquisition (definition 2), when an acquirer believes that the breakup of a purchased organization’s assets can enhance their …   Auditor's dictionary

  • Asset Stripping — The process of buying an undervalued company with the intent to sell off its assets for a profit. The individual assets of the company, such as its equipment and property, may be more valuable than the company as a whole due to such factors as… …   Investment dictionary

  • asset-stripping — N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If a person or company is involved in asset stripping, they buy companies cheaply, sell off their assets to make a profit, and then close the companies down …   English dictionary

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  • asset stripping — The acquisition of a firm for a price that is well below its total asset value, and the subsequent sale of these assets. This may occur either because a particular asset, such as property, is valued in the firm s balance sheet at well below its… …   Big dictionary of business and management

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