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GO PUBLIC goʊ pʌblɪk

15 Sep 2020


  • to become a public company and to sell the company.
Example Sentence: The stock of the Internet company rose very quickly after the company went public.


04 Sep 2020


  • to make/draft a contract.
Example Sentence: The lawyer spent several hours drawing up a new contract.

CONTINGENCY FEE kənˈtɪndʒənsi fi

04 Aug 2020


  • (in the legal industry) a legal fee determined as a certain percentage of the award.
Example Sentence: We promised to pay a 10% contingency fee upon successful completion of the case, i.e. if we win and get our $10M compensation from the factory.

BENEFICIARY bɛnəˈfɪʃiˌɛri

13 Jul 2020


  • the person who will receive something.
Example Sentence: I was the sole beneficiary in my father's will.

ACQUISITION ækwəˈzɪʃən

08 Jul 2020


  • the activity when one company buys another one.
Example Sentence: Our company is planning to make acquisitions in the Far East for strategic reasons.


20 Jun 2020


  • to officially ask someone to do something for you.
Example Sentence: Leonardo was commissioned to make an altar piece in 1483 in the Church of S. Francesco Grande.

REGULATOR rɛgyəˌleɪtər

02 Jun 2020


  • an organisation or body that controls an area of industry and monitors its fair operation.
Example Sentence: The Spanish regulator has not released any details about the new tender for spectrums so far.

PURVEYOR pərˈveɪər

31 May 2020


  • a company that supplies goods or services.
Example Sentence: Although we've just entered the market, we'd like to become the number one purveyor of fine wines and rare spirits within a year.


12 Feb 2020


  • Is when one company uses a different company to provide some product or service.
Example Sentence: British Airways outsources its in-flight catering to American firm Gate Gourmet.

FLOATED /floʊt/

27 Jan 2020


  • start selling shares in a business or company for the first time
Example Sentences: The company plans to float next year.
We floated on the stock exchange last year.

SUBSIDIARY /səbˈsɪdiˌɛri/

26 Jan 2020


  • a company which is owned by a larger company
Example Sentences: How many subsidiaries does Hutchison Whampoa have?
We set up a subsidiary in the UK.

MERGED /mɜrdʒ/

25 Jan 2020


  • If two companies merge, they join together to form a single company
Example Sentences: When did Glaxo Welcome and Smithkline Beecham merge?
We merged with X company in 1990.

FOUNDED /faʊnd/

24 Jan 2020


  • started, set up, established a company or organisation
Example Sentences: She founded the company with a $10,000 bank loan
We were founded in 1981.

PROVE pruv

23 Nov 2019


  • Prove is the verb form of the noun proof. To prove is to show that something is true.
Example Sentences: They suspected that she'd killed him but they could never actually prove that it was her.
Computers have been used to prove mathematical theorems.

PROOF pruf

22 Nov 2019


  • Proof is a noun and means a fact or piece of information which shows that something exists or is true.
Example Sentences: Do they have any proof that it was Hampson who stole the goods?
Keep your receipt as proof of purchase.

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