Highly leveraged transaction

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Highly leveraged transaction (HLT)

Bank loan to a highly leveraged firm.
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Highly Leveraged Transaction

A loan to a company or other institution that already has a high amount of debt. A highly leveraged transaction carries a great deal of risk and may increase the likelihood of bankruptcy. A highly leveraged transaction tends to command a large interest rate from the borrower.
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