junior debt

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Junior debt (subordinate debt)

Debt whose holders have a claim on the firm's assets only after senior debtholder's claims have been satisfied. Subordinated debt.

Junior Debt

A class of debt that, in the event of insolvency, is prioritized lower than other classes of debt. The most common kind of junior debt is an unsecured loan, which has no collateral. Another kind of junior debt is a secured loan in which another loan has priority on the collateral; a second mortgage is an example of a secured junior debt. This class of debt carries higher risk but also pays higher interest than other classes.

junior debt

A class of debt that is subordinate to another class of debt issued by the same party. Junior debt is more risky for an investor to own, but it pays a higher rate of interest than debt with greater security. Debentures are junior debt. Compare senior debt.
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With nearly half of the [pounds sterling]244 billion of outstanding debt against UK commercial property needing to be repaid over the next two years, and with all banks facing tighter regulatory capital constraints, Matrix said it believes that the severe imbalance between the supply and demand of debt will continue to provide an opportunity for, not only, borrowers to find much needed debt terms but also for investors to earn consistent, high income returns from secured junior debt.
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PRESENTERS Moderator: -- John Brignola, co-founder of LBC Credit Partners, headquartered in Philadelphia, a mezzanine fund that provides junior debt to middle-market businesses Panel: -- Michael B.
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