A sector of the private equity industry. Also, the purchase of a controlling interest of a company by an outside investor (in a leveraged buyout) or a management team (in a management buyout).
The purchase of shares in order to achieve control of a company.
Take-over of a company sometimes characterized by significant leverage or reorganization of the operations in whole or in part. See LBO/MBO.
The purchase of a company primarily through borrowers (leveraged buy-out) or management (management buy-out) with the help of Private Equity investors.
The purchase of a owner's interest in an asset or a business.