LEVERAGED BUY-OUT Definition

Bookmark and Share

LEVERAGED BUY-OUT (LBO) is a transaction used for taking a public corporation private, financed through the use of debt funds: bank loans and bonds. Because of the large amount of debt relative to equity in the new corporation, the bonds are typically rated below investment grade, properly referred to as high-yield bonds or junk bonds. Investors can participate in an LBO through either the purchase of the debt (i.e., purchase of the bonds or participation in the bank loan) or the purchase of equity through an LBO fund that specializes in such investments.

Learn new Accounting Terms

OBSERVE / OBSERVATION is to watch and test a client action, e.g., taking inventory.

SHORT INTEREST is the total number of shares of a security that have been sold short that have not been repurchased to settle short positions in the market (covered). Currently there is no requirement that market participants report their short positions in OTCBB securities to FINRA.

Suggest a Term

Enter Search Term

Enter a term, then click the entry you would like to view.