mezzanine financing

mezzanine financing
Financing wherein the junior debt in a leveraged buyout comes from a lender willing to take a subordinate position.
See leveraged buyout. American Banker Glossary
The next stage of financing that follows venture capital financing. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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