Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs)

Ned Krastev
Ned Krastev

A leveraged buyout (LBO) is when a company acquires another company that has low debt and stable cash flows, using borrowed funds to finance the deal. In an LBO, the target’s cash, along with the acquiring company’s assets, serves as collateral for the borrowed funds.

Approximately 75% of an LBO deal is financed through debt and mezzanine loans. Lenders agree to provide financing due to the acquired company’s underlying business that is likely to generate a steady stream of cash, ensuring repayment of the debt. And so, financial sponsors can acquire large enterprises with minimal upfront investment by using leverage.

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