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asset-stripping

noun
1.
(commerce) the practice of taking over a failing company at a low price and then selling the assets piecemeal before closing the company down
Derived Forms
asset-stripper, noun
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Contemporary definitions for asset-stripping
noun

the practice of buying a failing company,then selling its assets for a profit

Examples

Asset-stripping involves selling successful parts of a company such as brand names to make a profit.

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