Glossary

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BIMBO

Buy-In-Management-Buy-Out. Combination of MBI and MBO. A company manager buys into the company and conducts an MBO together with the current management and possibly also a financial investor.

Bridge Financing

Provision of (equity) capital to bridge the period up to the IPO of a company. Also serves to establish an improved equity capital ratio.

Burn-Out-Turnaround

Restructuring of a company in a critical economic situation. Injection of capital by third parties dilutes the shares of the senior shareholders.

Buy-and-Build

Strategy to strengthen a portfolio company through the purchase of additional, sometimes complementary companies. Thanks to the revenues increasing and higher absolute earnings of the integrated company a multiplier arbitrage can also be expected upon exit.

Buy-back

Re-purchase of company shares from a private equity company by the senior shareholders or the management (management buy-back)

Buyout

Takeover of a company. An external investor uses equity capital to acquire at least 51% (apart from minority buy-out) of the shares in a company. The existing owner is usually “bought out” with the participation of the management (MBO) using private equity funding, and - where necessary - mezzanine and senior loans. Depending on the position and attitude of the existing management or owner the buy-out is described as a friendly or hostile buy-out.