leveraged finance

leveraged finance
Finance where the level of debt provided is more than would be considered normal. The lenders in leveraged finance transactions are therefore considered to take more risk than normal, and consequently charge their borrowers a higher margin. As a result, borrowers will usually only wish to use leveraged finance to achieve a specific objective (such as the acquisition of a company or business) likely to generate sufficient returns to compensate for the high margin. The detail of what constitutes leveraged finance (for example, the margin) will vary between lenders and the sectors they lend to. It will also depend on the particular features of the transaction.

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