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  • n. Plural form of earnout.


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  • At the price being discussed, Google would be paying almost twice the $3.2 billion it paid for online advertising provider DoubleClick Inc. Technology blog AllThingsDigital reported yesterday that Google has offered $5.3 billion, plus $700 million in so-called earnouts, payments that reward Groupon executives for meeting certain goals. -- Top News

  • "As we've seen a dropoff in IPOs, we've seen a lot more private-company deals, so tools like escrow claims and earnouts have come into greater use," said David Berger , an attorney at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.

    Cashing Out Start-Ups Gets More Complicated

  • Proteolix was acquired for $276 million in cash, plus up to $575 million in earnouts depending on the success of Proteolix's drug over the years, according to filings.

    Cashing Out Start-Ups Gets More Complicated

  • Many of the deals also now include earnouts — where part of the deal's value is pegged to the purchased company hitting a performance milestone later — some of which never end up being paid out.

    Cashing Out Start-Ups Gets More Complicated

  • A quarter of the deals had earnouts attached, according to the study.

    Cashing Out Start-Ups Gets More Complicated

  • "The last thing investors want is to see them go 'bang', get sucked in and buy something for 12 times earnings when it was worth eight and is loaded with a bunch of expensive earnouts."

    The road to a revival for ITV Studios

  • Viacom ' s financial exposure was limited: It paid $175 million upfront for Harmonix plus earnouts to sellers that totaled $150 million.

    Viacom Hits Wrong Note

  • Whispered prices from $20 to as high as $35 million based on earnouts (that is, he gets bucks if it makes the bucks).

    WeblogsInc sold to AOL « BuzzMachine

  • An additional $25 million in stock will be set aside for retaining the top talent at the startup, and another $100 million in earnouts are part of the deal as well if the business hits certain milestones.

    2009 November

  • Although, earnouts have a tendency to come up short (see Skype).

    2009 November


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