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divestiture

n. the court ordered or voluntary giving up of a possession or right, which is a common result in an anti-trust action to prevent monopoly or other restraint of trade.

See: abridgment, garnishment
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We chose a developing country since few empirical studies examined divestitures in such an institutional context (Sun, 2012).
Consummation of the proposal would exceed the threshold levels in the DOJ Guidelines in the following markets: Alleghany, (16) Franklin City, and Shenandoah, all with proposed divestitures; and Warren, Fredericksburg, and Bluefield, (17) all without proposed divestitures.
While mergers and acquisitions tend to have a higher profile, divestitures are deemed just as important to corporate strategy, say the survey participants.
Even with major divestitures, Northrop would be an attractive partner for Lockheed because of its defense information business and commercial aircraft operations.
In the five remaining banking markets involving divestitures, including the Salt Lake City market, consummation of the proposal could increase the level of market concentration to levels that exceed the DOJ Guidelines.
54 billion divestiture was more than twice what Wells Fargo expected regulators to require.
2007 production volumes are expected to be between 189 million and 201 million BOE, or between 177 million and 188 million BOE excluding properties targeted for divestiture, which are projected to be included in results for part of 2007;
The Department of Justice has conducted a detailed review of the proposal and advised the Board that, conditioned on completion of the proposed divestitures, consummation of the proposal would not likely have a significantly adverse effect on competition in any relevant banking market.
This includes our Canadian holdings, which have already been moved to discontinued operations with the expectation of divestiture before year-end," he said.
The divestiture would be the largest required in an energy company merger, involving 26 generating units located at these six plants.
NYSE:CAG), one of America's leading packaged food companies, today announced that it completed the previously announced divestiture of its Cook's ham business to Smithfield Foods, Inc.
Actions ConAgra has outlined include; but are not limited to, a 34% reduction in its dividend, additional non-core divestitures, increased and more targeted marketing spend, supply chain improvements and significant plant rationalizations.