leveraged buyout


chiefly US
: a business arrangement in which someone buys a company by borrowing money based on the value of the company that is being bought

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“Leveraged buyout.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leveraged%20buyout. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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leveraged buyout

leveraged buy·​out
: the acquisition of a company usually by members of its own management using debt to finance the purchase of equity with debt to be paid by future profits or sale of company assets
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