financial sponsor

Definition

A private equity firm that takes a leading role in a leveraged buyout. A financial sponsor provides capital, expertise, and strategies for managing the buyout.

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You should try and find a good financial sponsor that believes in what you are doing and can help you out.

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My brother's investment bank acted as the financial sponsor for the billionaire tycoon's takeover of one of his competitor's companies.

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When the company was faced with the forthcoming buyout, the financial sponsor played a key role in providing the needed money and experience to the organization during the process.

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