Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Leveraged Buyout? How does it Work?

A leveraged buyout, commonly referred to as an LBO, is a transaction that companies use to acquire other businesses. The buyout involves a combination of equity from the buyer, along with debt that is secured by the target company’s assets. The deal is structured so that the target company’s assets and cash flows are used to pay […]

How to Get a Business Acquisition Loan

In this article, we discuss the process of getting a loan to acquire a business. This article covers the basics of a business acquisition loan – what you need to have in place before you apply for a loan and how to get the process started. This article helps you if: You are looking for […]

Requirements for a Business Acquisition Loan

This article discusses the main requirements you must meet to qualify for an SBA 7(a) loan. This type of loan is one of the most common financing tools used by small business owners to finance a business acquisition. A Quick Word on SBA Loans The term “SBA Loan” is a bit of a misnomer because […]

Business Acquisition Loan Down Payment Sources (Equity Injection)

Most business acquisition loan providers require that buyers of a business provide a down payment in order to get a loan. The down payment can range from 5% to 30% of the transaction value. In this article, we discuss why lenders require a down payment and describe four sources of down payment funds. For more […]