leveraged buy out


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leveraged buy out

An acquisition largely funded by borrowed money.
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The US - tightening credit conditions have been affecting private equity, especially highly leveraged buy outs. We expect real GDP growth in 2007 to be around 2%.
Working in groups of three to five, he helps structure leveraged buy outs, subordinated debt, acquisition financing and other equity transactions for firms with revenues ranging from $100 million to $1 billion.
While the number of jobs paying even a decent living wage was eroded, an increasing portion of savings and credit was channeled toward leveraged buy outs, commercial real estate, and other socially and economically questionalbe activities.