Definitions

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  • noun business, finance A formula by which the management of a company earns a share of the company's share capital by achieving results above pre-determined levels.

Etymologies

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earn +‎ out

Examples

  • It sounds like TheStreet is keeping you on an earnout, which is good news for StockPickr.

    Stockpickr Acquired By TheStreet.com

  • Most prerecession deals included some kind of earnout provision that delayed payment of a portion of the purchase price-up to 20 percent for one to three years.

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • Commtouch is expected to pay $4.6 million in cash and an additional "earnout" contingent upon the achievement of certain revenue milestones through December 31, 2011, which may bring the total amount to approximately $8 million.

    Turk.internet.com

  • The purchase price for the assets is approximately $4.6 million, plus an additional "earnout," which may bring the total amount to approximately $8 million.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • Commtouch is expected to pay $4.6 million in cash and an additional "earnout" contingent upon the achievement of certain revenue milestones through December 31, 2011, which may bring the total amount to approximately $8 million.

    Business Wire Travel News

  • Most prerecession deals included some kind of earnout provision that delayed payment of a portion of the purchase price-up to 20 percent for one to three years.

    BusinessWeek.com --

  • According to TechCrunch, Path turned down a $100 million offer from Google, with an earnout of another $25 million to be paid out over four years.

    See The Company That Rejected Google's $100 Million Offer

  • According to TechCrunch, Path turned down a $100 million offer from Google, with an earnout of another $25 million to be paid out over four years.

    See The Company That Rejected Google's $100 Million Offer

  • Terms of the deal weren't disclosed but a person familiar with the matter says the pact includes some cash and an earnout with financial targets for 72andSunny, which could push the purchase price over $20 million.

    MDC Adds to Its Creative Arsenal

  • The website All Things D, which like The Wall Street Journal is owned by News Corp. , reported Tuesday that Google has offered $5.3 billion for Groupon, with a $700 million earnout.

    Google in Talks to Buy Deals Site Groupon

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