equity commitment letter


equity commitment letter
USA
In leveraged buyouts (LBOs) by private equity firms, a letter agreement entered into between the private equity fund and the acquisition vehicle formed to finance the acquisition of a portfolio company. In the equity commitment letter, the fund commits to the acquisition vehicle that it will invest equity in the vehicle at the closing of the transaction. The equity commitment letter is usually delivered (along with the debt commitment letter) to the seller (in a stock or asset sale) or target company (in a merger) when the acquisition agreement is executed to serve as evidence that the acquisition vehicle has sufficient funds to make the acquisition.
For more on LBOs and equity commitment letters, see Practice Note, Buyouts: Overview (www.practicallaw.com/4-381-1368) and Standard Document, Equity Commitment Letter (www.practicallaw.com/9-500-9307).
Related terms

Practical Law Dictionary. Glossary of UK, US and international legal terms. . 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • commitment letter — is a letter (also called a letter of offer) in which a lender sets out the terms on which it is prepared to lend money to the lender. It is generally accompanied by a term sheet setting out the terms of the loan. If the letter is then signed by… …   Law dictionary

  • letter of offer — commitment letter is a letter (also called a letter of offer) in which a lender sets out the terms on which it is prepared to lend money to the lender. It is generally accompanied by a term sheet setting out the terms of the loan. If the letter… …   Law dictionary

  • Yield spread premium — The yield spread premium (YSP) is the cash rebate paid to a mortgage broker based on selling an interest rate above the wholesale par rate that the borrower qualifies for. For example, If a mortgage broker offers a borrower a loan of $100,000 at… …   Wikipedia

  • United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …   Universalium

  • Classic Judaism — or classical Judaism represents a theology comprising a unique set of discernible styles, modes, forms, and content prevalent from the year 70 until the 19th century, styles rooted in classical Jewish thought as found in classical rabbinic… …   Wikipedia

  • India — /in dee euh/, n. 1. Hindi, Bharat. a republic in S Asia: a union comprising 25 states and 7 union territories; formerly a British colony; gained independence Aug. 15, 1947; became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations Jan. 26, 1950.… …   Universalium

  • United Kingdom — a kingdom in NW Europe, consisting of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: formerly comprising Great Britain and Ireland 1801 1922. 58,610,182; 94,242 sq. mi. (244,100 sq. km). Cap.: London. Abbr.: U.K. Official name, United Kingdom of Great… …   Universalium

  • Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 — The Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000 (CFMA) is United States federal legislation that officially ensured the deregulation of financial products known as over the counter derivatives. It was signed into law on December 21, 2000 by… …   Wikipedia

  • Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 — This article is about one division of an enacted statute. For the entire statute, see Public Law 110 343. For the enacted rescue program, see Troubled Asset Relief Program. The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 (Division A of Pub.L.… …   Wikipedia

  • ECONOMIC AFFAIRS — THE PRE MANDATE (LATE OTTOMAN) PERIOD Geography and Borders In September 1923 a new political entity was formally recognized by the international community. Palestine, or Ereẓ Israel as Jews have continued to refer to it for 2,000 years,… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.