In the context of finance, refers to compensation of dealers by sales finance companies for discounting installment purchase paper.
In the context of contracts, refers to secret payments made to insure that the contract goes to a specific firm.

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Growth stage

In context of private equity, the state of a company when it has received one or more rounds of financing and is generating revenue from its product or service. Also known as middle... Read More

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