Term Main definition
Management Buyout

A control acquisition if and only if led by the existing senior management team of the target company.

Management Fee
A fee charged to the limited partners of a (limited partnership) fund by the general partner.
Mandatory Conversion

A kind of conversion of convertible securities that takes place without any affirmative action of, and despite any objection or other negative action by, the holder of these convertible securities, which results in the holder receiving some other securities or assets, or both, upon conversion and the holder's rights in the converted securities, naturally, fully and forever expiring.

Market Capitalization
The aggregate value of a business based on the dollar value of all issued and outstanding securities.
Martindale-Hubbell

Its 144-year-plus history began in 1868, when lawyer and businessman James B. Martindale first published The Martindale Directory. Its stated purpose was "to furnish to lawyers, bankers, wholesale merchants, manufacturers, real estate agents, and all others...the address of one reliable law firm, one reliable bank, and one reliable real estate office in every city in the United States..."

MBO
Acronym for Management Buyout.
Memorandum of Understanding

See Letter of Intent.

Mezzanine Financing

A layer of debt financing that usually has intermediate priority (seniority).

Milestone-Based Investing
See Staged Investing.
Minority Protections

Rights provided to minority or smaller stockholders affording protection against actions taken (or potentially taken) by majority or controlling stockholders.

MOU
Acronym for a Memorandum of Understanding.