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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of leverage.


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  • Last month Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), one of Europe's largest leveraged lenders, announced that it was pulling out of the ­leveraged field and stopping lending in the structured real estate and project finance arenas.

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  • The phrase "leveraged buyout" is sometimes used in connection with private equity firms.


  • "Today, the speed at which that information gets leveraged is astounding."

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  • Nearly every major bank, brokerage and lender you can name is up to its eyeballs in leveraged investments whose value is going up in smoke.

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  • Corporate profits soared, trillions of dollars were made in leveraged buyouts, hedge funds, and a completely deregulated derivative market that grew from 900 billion to over 60Trillion dollars.

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  • I relate that to the censored radio guest and myself becoming less conservative years ago when exposed to the Wall Street rape of employees in leveraged buyouts.

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  • By Republicans, no less. transactions are known as "leveraged buyouts."

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  • In the 1980s private equity deals were called leveraged buyouts and dealmakers were vilified as corporate raiders. -- Top News

  • Again, what we've been selling have been, I think, generally stabilized, perhaps assets that have some value-add opportunity but are creating pretty good long-term leveraged cash on cash returns for global and regional buyers. The Ad-Free Personal Finance Blogs Aggregator

  • Pabrai’s apparent willingness to invest in leveraged situations where a major loss is possible has caused some to argue that he isn’t really a value investor.

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