Spin-off

A company can create an independent company from an existing part of the company by selling or distributing new shares in the so-called spinoff. The New York Times Financial Glossary

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spin-off ˈspin-off noun [countable]
1. an unexpected but useful result of something, that happens in addition to the intended result:

• Collaboration will produce cost savings and other spin-offs.

• a public relations spin-off

2. also spin-out especially AmE COMMERCE a separate and partly independent company formed from parts of an existing company:

• The board is considering creating a spin-off.

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spin-off UK US /ˈspɪnɒf/ noun [C] (UK also spin-out) COMMERCE, MARKETING, MANAGEMENT
a new business created by separating part of a company, or the act of creating such a business: a spin-off from sth »

In Europe, most of the biggest internet companies are spin-offs from established firms.

the spin-off of sth »

Oxford University's technology transfer unit managed the spin-out of 10 new companies in the last year.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Spin-Off — (en français pousse, jet, rejet) est un terme anglais désignant dans l univers économique, une société commerciale née de la scission d une société plus grande. Dans le domaine artistique, il désigne une œuvre dérivée d une autre, mais qui n est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Spin off — (en français pousse, jet, rejet) est un terme anglais désignant dans l univers économique, une société commerciale née de la scission d une société plus grande. Dans le domaine artistique, il désigne une œuvre dérivée d une autre, mais qui n est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • spin-off — USA A mechanism for separating out a division or line of business from its parent company. Spin offs are typically used to increase stockholder value by increasing the value of the business being spun off or removing a business that no longer… …   Law dictionary

  • Spin off — puede referirse a: En terminología empresarial, un derivaje (escisión) (o spin off en inglés) es una nueva organización o entidad derivada de la escisión de una mayor. En televisión, el spin off es la iniciación de una nueva serie de ficción cuyo …   Wikipedia Español

  • spin-off — /spin awf , of /, n. 1. Com. a process of reorganizing a corporate structure whereby the capital stock of a division or subsidiary of a corporation or of a newly affiliated company is transferred to the stockholders of the parent corporation… …   Universalium

  • spin–off — / spin ˌȯf, ˌäf/ n: a transfer of corporate assets to a subsidiary in return for a distribution to the shareholders of the corporation of all of the stock or controlling stock of the subsidiary without surrender of any stock by the shareholders… …   Law dictionary

  • spin-off — s.m.inv. ES ingl. {{wmetafile0}} TS telev. serie televisiva che sviluppa le vicende di personaggi già comparsi in una precedente serie come personaggi secondari {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1993. ETIMO: ingl. spin off propr. l allargare il campo di… …   Dizionario italiano

  • spin-off — spin offs 1) N COUNT: usu with supp, oft N from/of n A spin off is an unexpected but useful or valuable result of an activity that was designed to achieve something else. The company put out a report on commercial spin offs from its research. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • spin-off — spin|off [ˈspınɔf US o:f] n 1.) a television programme involving characters that were previously in another programme or film 2.) a separate and partly independent company that is formed from parts of an existing company, or the action of forming …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Spin-off — [sp...] das od. der; [s], s <aus engl. spin off »[zufälliges] Nebenprodukt, nicht geplantes Resultat«>: 1. Übernahme von bestimmten technisch innovativen Verfahren od. Produkten (z. B. aus der Raumfahrt) in andere Technikbereiche. 2.… …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • spin-off — spin′ off or spin′off n. 1) bus a by product of something preexisting, as a program of research or technological development 2) bus a media product, as a television series, based on an idea or character in a preexisting product 3) bus the… …   From formal English to slang


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