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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.

Net asset valueThe value of the company based on the assets less any liabilities it has on its balance sheet.

Non executive directorA director of the company who is not part of the executive management, an employee or affiliated with the company in any other way. They do not participate in the day to day running of the company but act as independent adviser or supervisor.

NPVNet Present Value