best efforts


best efforts
A high standard of undertaking, but nevertheless excusable in the event of a force majeure. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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best efforts ˌbest ˈefforts adjective [only before a noun]
1. FINANCE a best efforts arrangement is one in which a financial institution agrees to try to sell a company's new shares without having to buy the shares itself if they are not sold to investors:

• Members of the selling group usually act on a best efforts basis and are not financially responsible for any unsold portions.

2. LAW also best endeavours a best efforts or best endeavours arrangement is one in which you agree to do everything that you possibly can in order to achieve something, although you cannot say for sure that it will definitely be achieved:

• The cooperation agreement is a "best efforts" agreement that does not require legislative changes in either country.

• Email support is offered by our support staff on a best efforts basis.

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best efforts UK US noun [plural]
(also best endeavours) LAW the greatest possible effort to achieve something or do something, especially when this is difficult: use your best efforts to do sth »

The buyer shall use his best efforts to get an acceptable purchase contract for this property.

FINANCE the greatest possible effort by a financial organization, such as an investment bank, to sell a company's new shares, when it does not have to promise to sell them all and it does not have to buy the shares it does not sell: use your best efforts to do sth »

The national distributor has agreed to use its best efforts to sell shares of the fund.

best-efforts adjective [before noun]
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Many of this year's new loans have been done on a best-efforts basis.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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