divestiture

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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.

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Keywords: Portfolio restructuring * Divesture * Asset expansion * Corporate governance * Stakeholder influence * Japan
In this study, we focus on an important subset of portfolio restructuring activities: namely, asset divesture and asset expansion restructuring.
Our purpose is not to complement the previously cited literature in evaluating the diversification strategy of Japanese firms, but instead to focus on portfolio restructuring in Japan from the perspective of both divesture activities and related-asset expansion activities.
The dual efforts are a requirement, providing enforcement of the divestures needed by Nexstar.
In its divesture order, the DOJ explained that without the mandated sales, the prices for broadcast television spot advertising and the retransmission fees charged to cable and satellite providers "would likely increase" in the six DMAs singled out by the Justice Department.
have closed its announced acquisition of Biomet, Inc, as it found buyers for its mandated divestures, and for US-based market researcher Kalorama Information, that demonstrates the appetite for purchases and mergers in the industry.
Laidley has extensive experience in the areas of corporate reorganizations, acquisitions and divestures.