Institutional buyin (IBO)


A form of leveraged buyout in which an institutional investor or private equity house acquires a company. Incumbent management can be retained and may be rewarded with equity participation.

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Acid test ratio

Also called the quick ratio, the ratio of current assets minus inventories, accruals, and prepaid items to current liabilities.

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