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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.

CapexCapital expenditure

Capital gainThe profit remaining when an asset is sold for more than its original purchase price. Capital gains are subject to tax so the investor will not necessarily receive the total profit made. A capital loss is when the asset is sold for less than its original purchase price.

Company saleA sale of the company's shares therefore the ownership of the entire company changes.