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Private Equity
Knowledge Base


All Private Equity Content

  • Ability to Pay Analysis (ATP)
  • Acquisition Financing
  • Add-On Acquisition
  • Advanced LBO Modeling Test
  • Bain Group Recapitalization of BMC Software
  • Basic LBO Modeling Test
  • Buy Side vs. Sell Side
  • Cash Sweep
  • Cash-Free Debt-Free (CFDF)
  • Corporate Takeover
  • Deleveraging
  • Distribution to Paid-In Capital (DPI)
  • Dividend Recapitalization
  • Dry Powder
  • Financial Buyer
  • Fund of Funds (FOF)
  • Growth Equity Primer
  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR)
  • Investment Banking vs. Private Equity
  • J-Curve
  • LBO Analysis on a Cocktail Napkin
  • LBO Candidate Characteristics
  • LBO Returns Attribution Analysis
  • Management Buyout (MBO)
  • Minority Interest
  • Multiple Expansion
  • Multiple of Money (MoM)
  • Multiple on Invested Capital (MOIC)
  • Paper LBO
  • PIK Interest
  • Private Equity Certification
  • Private Equity Interview Questions
  • Private Equity Salary
  • Privatization (Take-Private)
  • Rollover Equity
  • Secondary Buyout (SBO)
  • Shareholder Loan
  • Short-Form LBO Model
  • Simple LBO Model
  • Sources and Uses of Funds
  • Standard LBO Modeling Test
  • Strategic Buyer
  • The Rule of 72
  • Total Value to Paid-In Capital (TVPI)
  • Walk Me Through an LBO Model

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