Secondary buyouts advising the management team

A secondary buyout (SBO) involves the sale of a group (the target) by a private equity fund and the target’s management team to a company (newco) funded by a new private equity investor in conjunction with the management. The SBO has become a popular exit route for private equity funds.


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