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asset stripping

asset stripping  

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A pejorative description of the process of dividing up the assets of a company in cases where the total value of the parts when separated is greater than their value when combined. Examples could ...
BIMBO

BIMBO  

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Abbreviation for buy-in management buy-out: a form of management buy-out in which management invests in the venture together with outsider venture capitalists (such as a private equity firm), who ...
bootstrap

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1 A cash offer for a controlling interest in a company. This is followed by an offer to acquire the rest of the company's shares at a lower price. The purpose is twofold: to establish control of the ...
leveraged buy-out

leveraged buy-out  

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A buy-out of the equity of a firm largely financed by borrowing. This is risky for the purchasers, as interest on the loan will absorb a large proportion of any operating profits. If the firm does ...
management buy-in

management buy-in  

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The acquisition of a company by an outside team of managers, usually specially formed for the purpose, often backed by a venture-capital organization. In the past a typical target might have been a ...
risk capital

risk capital  

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Funds provided for uncertain investments, typically venture capital or risk arbitrage activities usually in the form of equity or equity-equivalents. Such capital is designed to earn a commensurate ...
shareholder debt

shareholder debt  

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A risk-bearing equity that is treated as debt for tax purposes (i.e. interest paid is tax deductible). Shareholder debt is a feature of the highly leveraged funding arrangements associated with ...
taper relief

taper relief  

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Formerly, a relief applied in computing the capital gains tax (CGT) charge on a capital gain. The maximum reduction available was 40% for a non-business asset and 75% for a business asset. Taper ...

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