Knowledge Bank

A

Accelerated vesting

Acceleration Clause

Accredited Investor

Accretion/Dilution Analysis

Acq-hire

Acquisition

Acquisition

Add-On

Add-on /Bolt-on

Alternative Assets

Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)

Amended and Restated Article

Angel Investing

Angel Investment Group

Angel Investor

Anti-dilution Protection

Asset Sale

Automatic Conversion

B

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Codes

Barriers to Entry

Blue Sky

Blue Sky Laws

Board Seat Changes

Board Seats

Boilerplate

Bond

Book Value

Bootstrapping

Break-Up Valuation Analysis

Break-up Fee

Bridge Financing

Burn Rate

Business Concept Fit

Business Plan

Buy-In MBO (BIMBO)

Buy-Sell Agreement

Bylaws

C

C-Corporation

Call

Cap Table

Capital Call

Capital Structure Analysis

Carried Interest

Carveout

Change of Control

Change of Control Without a Transaction

Chapter 11: Reorganization

Chapter 12: Reorganization

Chapter 7: Liquidation

Co-sale

Common Stock

Comparable Transaction Analysis

Conglomerate Merger

Contingency Payment

Conversion Discount

Conversion Rights

Convertible Debt

Convertible Note

Convertible Preferred Stock

Corporate VC

Covenant

Cram Down Round

Creating Value in Restructuring

Creditor

Criteria For Tax-Free Dividend Payments

Cross-default

Cumulative Stock

D

Deal Comparables

Deal Flow

Deal Multiples

Debt

Debt Financing

Debt Refinancing

Debtor in Possession

Delisting

Director

Discounted Cash Flow Analysis

Distressed Securities

Distribution

Divestiture

Divestiture

Dividend

Dividend Recapitalization

Dividend Recapitalization

Domestic Corporation

Double Trigger Acceleration

Down Round

Drag Along Right

Drawdown

Drive-by VC

Dry Close

Due Diligence

E

EBITDA

EIN

Early Stage

Early Stage

Earnout

Elevator Pitch

Employee Stock Option Plans

Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP)

Engagement Letter

Equity

Equity Carve-Out

Equity Carve-Out

Equity Financing

Escrow

Evergreen Fund

Exit

Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

Expansion Transactions

F

FINRA

Factors Influencing Valuation

Fairness Opinion

Finaancial Analysis for Restructuring

Financial Buyers

Financial Buyers

Financing Out Clause

Finder

Finder's Fee

First-time Fund

Flat Round

Follow-on Financing

Foreign Qualification

Founder

Founders’ Shares

Free Cash Flow

Friends and Family Round

Full Ratchet

Fully-Diluted Basis

Fund

Fund of Funds

Funding Round

G

General Partner

Generational Changes

Go-shop

Golden Share

Grants

Grossing Up

Growth Stage

H

Haircut

Hedge Fund

Holding Company

Horizontal Merger

Hurdle Rate

I

IPO Participation Rights

In-Kind Distribution

Incentive Stock Option

Incorporation

Incubator

Indemnification

Indemnity

Information Rights

Initial Public Offering

Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Institutional Buyout

Institutional Investor

Integration

Intellectual Property

Internal Rate of Return

Internal Restructuring

Invention Assignment

Investment Advisor

Investor Rights Agreement

Issued Shares

Issuer

Issues With Respect to Spin-Offs

J

J-curve

Joint Venture

Junior Debt

Junk Bond

L

LBO "Love Letter"

LP Units

Late Stage

Late Stage Investment

Late Stage/Mezzanine

Later Stage Financing

Lead Investor

Legal Opinion

Letter of Intent

Leverage

Leveraged Buyout

Leveraged Buyout (LBO)

Leveraged Buyout (LBO)

Leveraged ESOP

License

Lifestyle Company

Limited Liability Company

Limited Liability Partnership

Limited Partnership

Line of Credit

Liquidation Preference

Liquidity Event

Lock-up Period

M

Management

Management Buy-In (MBI)

Management Buy-Out

Management Buyout (MBO)

Management Changes

Management Fee

Management Rights

Market

Market Capitalization

Material Adverse Change Clause

Merger

Merger

Merger Agreement

Merger Sub

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers and Acquisitions

Methods to Assess Forms of Restructuring

Mezzanine Financing

Mid Stage/Expansion

Mid-Stage

Middle-Market

Milestones

Minority Share Sale & Venture Capital

N

Narrow-Based Weighted Average

Net Income

NewCo

NewSub

No-shop Clause

Non-compete Clause

Non-cumulative Dividends

Non-disclosure Agreement

Non-participating Stock

Non-qualified Stock Option

Non-solicitation

O

Officer

OldCo

Option Pool

Ordinary Income Tax

Other Valuation Methods

Outstanding Shares

Over-the-Counter

Overhang

Oversubscription

Ownership Analysis

Ownership Stake

P

Par Value

Pari Passu

Participating Dividends

Participating Stock

Pass-Through Entity

Pay to Play

Payment in Kind

Piggy-back Rights

Pitchbook

Placement Agent

Plan of Reorganization

Portfolio Company

Post-money Valuation

Pre-money Valuation

Pre-rumor Purchase Premium

Preemptive Right

Preferred Stock

PrivCo

Private Comapny Valuation

Private Company

Private Company M&A

Private Company Valuation Techniques

Private Equity

Private Investment Filing Requirements

Private Offering

Private Placement

Private Placement Memorandum

Private Placement Memorandums (PPM)

Private equity

Pro rata

Profitability

Promote

Prospectus

Public Company

Public Company M&A

Public Offering

Purchase Agreement

Purchase Premium

Put Right

Q

Qualified Financing

Quiet Period

R

Rachet

Reasons Behind Restructuring

Recapitalization

Recapitalization

Redemption

Redlining

Registered Agent

Registrable Securities

Registration

Registration Rights

Reincorporation Merger

Reporting Company

Representations and Warranties

Repurchase Option

Restricted Stock Purchase Agreement

Restructuring

Restructuring

Return on Investment

Revenue

Reverse Break Up Fee

Reverse Merger

Reverse Vesting

Right of First RefusaL

Rights Offering

Road Show

Rollup

Round

Royalties

S

S-Corporation

SEC Filing

SEC Form 10-K

SEC Form 10-Q

SEC Form 8-K

SEC Form D

SEC Form S-1

SPAC

Sale

Scalability

Scale Down

Scale Up

Search Fund

Second Lien Debt

Second Stage Funding

Secondary Buyout

Secondary Sale

Section 363 Bankruptcy Sale

Secured Debt

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Securitization Facility

Security

Security Interest

Seed

Seed Capital

Seed Stage

Senior Debt

Series

Series A

Series A Preferred Stock

Series AA

Series B

Share Repurchase

Shareholder Consent

Shareholders Agreement

Shell Corporation

Single Trigger Acceleration

Small Business Investment Act of 1958 & the First Venture-Backed Startup

Small Business Investment Company

Sources and Uses of Funds

Special Dividend

Spin-Offs

Spin-Offs

Spin-off

Split-Offs

Split-Ups

Startup

Stock Options

Stock Plan

Stock Purchase Agreement

Stock Split

Stockholders

Stockholder’s Equity

Strategic Buyers

Strategic Buyers

Strategic Investment

Subordinated Debt

Subscription Price

Subsidiary

Supermajority

Surviving Corporation

Sweat Equity

Syndication

T

Tag Along Right

Take Private

Takeover

Takeover

Target / Deal Multiples

Target Company

Technology Transfer Agreement

Ten Bagger

Tender Offer

Term Sheet

The Difference between Mergers and Acquisitions

The First Boom and Bust Cycle ‘82-’92

The First Leveraged Buyout

The History of Private Financing

The Role of Taxes in Determining a Divestiture Approach

The Second Boom and Bust Cycle ‘92-’02

The Third Boom and Bust Cycle ‘03-’07

Tracking Stock

Trading Multiple Analysis

Tranche

Types of Private Equity Transactions

U

Underwater

Unsecured debt

Up Round

V

Valuation

Valuation Methodologies

Valuation of Private vs. Public Companies

Venture Capital

Venture Capital Investing

Venture Capital Limited Partnership

Venture Capital Term Sheets

Venture-Backed Company

Vertical Merger

Vesting Schedule

Voting Rights

W

Warrant

White Label

Other

4 years with a one-year cliff