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Glossary of Terms

Set out below is a Glossary of standard transactional terminology for private equity and corporate finance transactions. Use the filter menu if you are looking for a specific term, or to navigate the Glossary alphabetically.

BondA debt instrument issued for a period of more than one year with the purpose of raising capital by borrowing. The interest rate and maturity date is often fixed so they are low risk. As a result of this the return is often low.