Mergers & Acquisitions

Resources: Glossary

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Management Buyout (MBO)


The acquisition of a company by its existing managers, typically a leveraged transaction, which often uses the assets or future cash flows of the company as collateral for financing the acquisition.

See Also

Employee stock ownership plan (ESOP), external transfer, internal transfer, management buyout (MBO), private equity group.