Later stage

Definition:

In context of private equity, the state of a company that has proven its concept, achieved significant revenues compared to its competition and is approaching cash flow break even or positive net income. A later stage company is usually about 6 to 12 months away from a liquidity event such as an IPO or buyout.

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Funding

Used to describe the refinancing of a debt prior to its maturity (the same as refunding). In corporate finance refers to the floating of bonds to raise finance and levels of capital. See also:... Read More

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