leveraged
adjective Date: 1953 1. having a high proportion of debt relative to equity 2. of the purchase of a company made with borrowed money that is secured by the assets of the company bought <
a leveraged buyout
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  • leveraged — ˈlev(ə)rijd, ˈlēv adjective 1. : having a high proportion of debt relative to equity mismanaged, unwisely leveraged, and highly illiquid corporations N.A.Bailey 2. of the purchase of a company : made with borrowed money that is secured by the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • leveraged —    involving excessive borrowing    Especially where a predator takes over a corporation incurring debt which he hopes to service or repay out of the victim s assets:     Anyway, this investment banker specializes in leveraged buyouts ; it s the… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • leveraged — le·ver·age || levÉ™rɪdÊ’ / lɪːv n. action of a lever; mechanical power supplied by a lever; influence, ability to affect or alter people or circumstances; use of borrowed money to increase the return on an investment v. use one s influence… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leveraged — adjective use borrowed capital for (an investment), expecting the profits made to be greater than the interest payable. → leverage …   English new terms dictionary

  • leveraged — lever·aged …   English syllables

  • leveraged — /ˈlɛvərɪdʒd/ (say levuhrijd) adjective (of a company, financial transaction, etc.) demonstrating a high ratio of debt to equity …   Australian English dictionary

  • leveraged — / li:vərɪdʒ/ adjective using borrowings for finance …   Dictionary of banking and finance

  • Leveraged Buyout — Un financement d acquisition par emprunt, également désignée par le sigle LBO (pour l anglais leveraged buy out) consiste à racheter une société en ayant recours à de l endettement bancaire aussi appelé effet de levier. C est l entreprise… …   Wikipédia en Français

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