Bolt-on acquisition

Definition:

Bolt-on acquisition is a term in private equity. It is used when a PE backed company (Company A) acquires another company (Company B) as a "bolt-on" to enhance the value of Company A.

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A transaction in which the settlement will occur on a specified date in the future at a price agreed upon on the trade date.

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