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Break-up Fee (aka Termination Fee)

Break-up Fee (aka Termination Fee) defined: A break-up fee (also know as a termination fee) is a common fee used in takeover agreements if the seller backs out of a deal to sell to the purchaser. A breakup fee, or termination fee, is required to compensate the prospective purchaser for the time and resources used to facilitate the deal. Breakup fees are normally 1-3% of the deal’s value.

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