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  • Zombie

    A company that has received capital from investors but has only generated sufficient revenues and cash flow to maintain its operations without significant growth. Typically, a venture capitalist has to make a difficult decision as to whether to kill off a zombie or continue to invest funds in the ...

    Financial services;
  • Yellow Snow Deal

    A deal that goes so bad it's like "eating yellow snow".

    Financial services;
  • Write Up

    An increase in the reported value of an asset or a company.

    Financial services;
  • Write Off

    A decrease in the reported value of an asset or a company to zero.

    Financial services;
  • Write Down

    A decrease in the reported value of an asset or a company.

    Financial services;
  • Wipeout Bridge

    A short term financing that has onerous features whereby if the company does not secure additional long term financing within a certain time frame, the bridge investor gains ownership control of the company. See Bridge financing.

    Financial services;
  • Weighted Average Ratchet

    An anti-dilution protection mechanism whereby the conversion rate of preferred stock is adjusted in order to reduce an investor's loss due to an increase in the number of shares in a company. Without a ratchet, an investor would suffer from a dilution of his or her percentage ownership. Usually as ...

    Financial services;
  • Weighted Average Cost of Capital

    The average of the cost of equity and the after-tax cost of debt. This average is determined using weight factors based on the ratio of equity to debt plus equity and the ratio of debt to debt plus equity.

    Financial services;
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