Glossary

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# A B C D E F G H I JK L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ

Add-On

Additional acquisition to an existing portfolio company in order to expand the market position (vertical/horizontal/complementary).

Added Value Investment

Extra value which the investor facilitates for the investee company on the basis of his existing networks, knowledge and support ≠ Value added

Advisory Board

A group of experts which advises the investment committees of private equity companies

Appraisal

Valuation of a company (or business units)

Asset Deal

Takeover of a company through the acquisition of individual assets/commodities (instead of business shares). The opposite is"Share Deal"

Asset Stripping

Sale of partial areas and/or assets, breaking up the company that has been taken over.

Auction process, limited

Approach taken in the selling process which serves to determine the transaction value. A manageable number of potential financial and/or strategic investors are invited to submit bids at the same time.