public to private transaction
Sometimes called a take private transaction. A bid for a listed company which will generally be made by a newly incorporated unlisted company which is often financed by a mixture of share capital and/or loan notes from a venture capitalist and a management team (often comprising directors of the target) and bank debt by a third party lender (secured over the bidder's and the target's assets).
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