Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

  

English definition of “mezzanine finance”

mezzanine finance

noun [U]     (also mezzanine financing)
FINANCE a form of lending to businesses in which a company that is borrowing pays a higher rate of interest than on other loans but has longer to pay back the debt, which may also be changed into shares in the company: The 50-50 joint venture with Bank of Scotland will comprise about 20 per cent equity and the rest in debt and mezzanine finance.
(Definition of mezzanine finance noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of mezzanine finance

Word of the Day

pump iron

to lift heavy weights for exercise

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More