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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.

TargetA company or business that an investor wishes to purchase.

Trade saleThe sale of a business to another company involved in the same area. The company could be a competitor, supplier or another business with complementary technology.