leveraged buy out


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leveraged buy out

An acquisition largely funded by borrowed money.
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The alienation built into speculative finance capital reached its height with the use of workers' pension fund and insurance savings for anti-worker purposes: not only for leveraged buy outs but also for the more general intensification of stockholder and creditor pressures on firms.
This division performs a number of activities, some of the major functions performed by this division are: Corporate finance; Securities underwriting; Merchant banking; Leveraged buy outs (LBOs); Private placements; Money market instruments; Privatization.
Leveraged buy outs (LBOS) and variations on the theme have presented nightmare to creditors in the last half decade.