Leveraged Buyout/Buyin

If you’re purchasing a company as an individual or part of a management team, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to meet all upfront costs on your own. Alternative finance options like asset finance, mezzanine finance and business loans can help.

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What is a Leveraged Buyout/Buyin

A Leveraged Buyout/Buyin occurs when most of the cost of buying an existing company is funded using business finance. Business finance can be obtained by traditional banks –  although this is often harder to qualify for –  or  specialist/alternative finance lenders. 

How does a Leveraged Buyout/Buyin work?

You can use a combination of finance types to fund your Leveraged Buyout/Buyin. You can also apply for finance to fund your working capital requirements after the purchase. The following secured and unsecured business finance options are available:

  • Asset finance – you can use asset refinance to release cash from the company’s assets (e.g. property or stocks) and use it to fund part of your purchase.

  • Term loans – by opting for a standard term loan, you’ll be able to repay the funds you borrow, plus any interest, over a longer period of time (usually up to 5 years). 

  • Mezzanine finance – if you need a quick cash injection to cover the remaining costs associated with buying the company, mezzanine finance can help.  

  • Revolving credit facility – this flexible form of finance enables you to access funds on an “as-needed” basis, as long as you adhere to the repayment terms. 

Leveraged Buyout/Buyin - Features and benefits through Funding Options

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Representative example*

6.03% APR Representative based on a loan of £50,000 repayable over 24 months. Monthly repayment of £2,216.71. The total amount payable is £53,200.96

*Some lenders may apply fees during the application process, please note that these are set and provided by these entities

Annual Percentage Rate

Rates from 2.75% APR

Repayment period

1 month to 30 years terms

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