Leveraged Buyouts (LBO)

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 […]

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 […]

Leveraged Buyout Financing for Small Businesses

Most people consider leveraged buyouts to be solutions that can only be used to acquire larger businesses. However, nothing about a leveraged buyout is specific to larger business. The concept can be used to acquire smaller businesses. There is a catch, though. Just because the concept can be used by smaller businesses, it does not mean that […]

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 […]