In today’s world corporate restructuring is a very common happening in business. One way in which is Leveraged Buyout. Let us understand the concepts of it:

Leveraged Buyout (LBO) is an acquisition. The cost of acquisition is met through considerable amount of borrowed funds. The basic difference between takeover and leveraged buyout is the high inbuilt control at the time of buyout and quick transformation across time.

Many private companies have been provoked to go public in the tempt of :Immaterial costs

Way to Financial Markets

Media Attention

Evaluation on a regular basis

Improved Liquidity

On the other side many public companies have turned to private due to :Requirement to fulfillment stakeholders, shareholders and analyst.


Enhanced information requirements.

Partition of possession from organization.

Leveraged Buyout has to clear the following to be viable :Improved/Increased equity valuation

Corporate re-structuring to pay off the debts.

LBO have pros and cons both :Corporate Restructuring: The positive part is that the companies which are not managed properly before acquisition can refresh themselves and generate significant returns in buyout. The negative part in restructuring is for employees who may be downsized.

Capital Requirements: The pros is that the large companies can acquire the smaller companies with a small amount of capital. The cons is that if the acquired company doesn’t pay off the return, then the borrowed amount may lead to bankruptcy for the company.

Economy : If the country’s economical condition is good, the buyout can bring huge success for the company. But on the other side if the economy condition is weak it can create problems for the company to come out of the debt amount.