Trade sale

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an auction by and for the trade, especially that of the booksellers.

See also: Trade

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The company's CEO also said that a trade sale would be another option for the company.
We are preparing all appropriate documentation ahead of data rooms being opened to potential trade sale buyers by the end of the March 2018 quarter.
Boss Dominic Chappell said in a letter to workers: "It is with a deep heart that I have to report, despite a massive effort from the team, we have been unable to secure a funder or a trade sale."
(3) On the flipside, VC firms can reap returns of five to ten times their initial investment when portfolio companies are successful, as measured by an initial public offering (IPO) or a trade sale (i.e.
A trade sale is usually the most effective way of obtaining the maximum sales price, although some owner managers may feel uncomfortable at the prospect of selling out to a direct competitor or large national acquirer.
"In 2007, there were 113 exits by trade sale falling to just 41 in 2009.
Richard Dallas, managing director of Private Equity at Gulf Capital, said: "Following the record profits announced in 2010, Gulf Capital and Amwal AlKhaleej in partnership with the MIS Board and Management initiated the approach and subsequent trade sale to Lamprell."
With 111,000 miles on the clock you can only really value this as a trade sale, so I'd say it's worth pounds 3,500 tops.
"We're keeping an open mind, it could be an IPO, it could be a trade sale," Business Secretary Vince Cable said at a briefing on the bill.
Bilfinger Berger ran a trade sale process for the Australian business, which includes construction units Abigroup and Sydney Opera House builder Baulderstone, but that option has been dropped, based on comments by the German group s chief executive.
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