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Common terms and what they stand for

Private Equity

Equity capital, which is mainly provided by institutional investors to be invested in non-listed companies through specialized private equity funds.

Leveraged-Buy-Out (LBO)

Takeover through a private equity company by using substantial level of debt.

Owner-Buy-Out (OBO)

Special form of an LBO, in which the selling owner of the company reinvests substantial proceeds through an acquiring entity structure.

Management-Buy-Out (MBO)

Form of a takeover by a private equity investor, in which the salaried managers take an interest in the company.

Management-Buy-In (MBI)

Form of a takeover by a private equity investor, in which a new management from outside takes an interest in the company.

Growth capital

Equity investment in a company by an investor in order to finance growth, e.g. through the expansion of production facilities.


A form of value creation: Based on a nucleus company, several add-on acquisitions within the industry and their integration into a new and larger corporate group are made.


Buy-out of a part from a larger corporate group by an investor. Mostly in combination with an MBO/MBI.


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