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An association of individuals formed for the purpose of conducting a particular business; a Joint Venture.

A syndicate is a general term describing any group that is formed to conduct some type of business. For example, a syndicate may be formed by a group of investment bankers who underwrite and distribute new issues of Securities or blocks of outstanding issues. Syndicates can be organized as corporations or partnerships.Newspaper or press syndicates came into existence after the Civil War. A press syndicate sells the exclusive rights to entertainment features, such as gossip and advice columns, comic strips, and serialized books, to a subscribing newspaper in each territory. These "syndicated" features, which appear simultaneously around the United States, can generate large sums for the creators of the features and for the syndicate that sells them. Similarly, when television programs are syndicated, one station in each television market is allowed to broadcast a popular game show or rebroadcast a popular network series. A syndicated show may be televised at different times depending on the schedule of the local station. In contrast, on network television, a program is televised nationally at one scheduled time.

The term syndicate is also associated with Organized Crime. In the 1930s, the term crime syndicate was often used to describe a loose association of racketeers in control of organized crime throughout the United States. For example, the infamous "Murder, Inc." of the 1930s, which was part of a national crime syndicate, was founded to threaten, assault, or murder designated victims for a price. A member of the crime syndicate anywhere in the United States could contract with Murder, Inc., to hire a "hit man" to kill a person.


n. a joint venture among individuals and/or corporations to accomplish a particular business objective, such as the purchase, development, and sale of a tract of real property, followed by division of the profits. A joint venture, and thus a syndicate, is much like a partnership, but has a specific objective or purpose after the completion of which it will dissolve. (See: joint venture)


noun alliance, association, cartel, combine, company, consortium, council, federation, guild, league, machine, merger, organization, partnership, pool, ring, societas, union
See also: act in concert, alliance, amalgamate, association, business, cartel, coalition, combine, committee, compact, confederacy, consortium, corporation, enterprise, federation, institute, merger, organization, partnership, pool, trust
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That dynamic also creates a vicious cycle: The available time periods aren't lucrative ones, so syndicators aren't motivated to take too many shots.
Besides the revenue model, you also should consider what type of usage reporting a syndicator offers.
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66, all fees charged by syndicators should be included in determining sales value, except fees for which future services must be performed (which should be recognized at the time they're performed) and syndication fees.
The next great opportunity for talk--and syndication in general--comes next year as syndicators start prepping for Oprah Winfrey's departure in fall 2011.
Syndication, an independent syndicator, says that when he inquired about making a presentation in January, SNTA told him he'd not only have to become a $150,000-a-year member but cough up an additional $150,000 as part of the overall SNTA expenses for a two-day rental of suites and conference rooms at the Sheraton.
Owners of larger projects in this position can turn to so-called syndicators who essentially purchase the credits, typically at 80% of their face value, and funnel them to corporations who can utilize the tax benefit.
As one of the leading syndicators of historic tax credit transactions, no equity investment is too large.
Capital Thinking's DMS platform is designed to provide a seamless electronic flow of transactional data and documentation from syndicators through the Fannie Mae Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) acquisition approval chain.
First, syndicators are having a tough time as a handful of companies have monopolized most of the stations' time slots and as a consequence, their energy is focused on their market.