Leveraged loan

Definition:

Leveraged loan is debt from companies with below investment grade credit ratings. Leveraged loans are typically secured with a lien on the company's assets and are generally senior to the company's other debt. Companies often issue leveraged loan predominantly to fund Leveraged buyouts. Also called Bank loan

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