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The article gives the impression that the term growth capital is a vague, catch-all term. How is it different from mezzanine capital, bridge financing, etc? Finnancier (talk) 14:44, 6 February 2008 (UTC)
Growth capital is a sub-category of private equity that applies to equity investments (typically minority investments, rather than control investments) used to fund major expansion or transformative changes in the business (i.e. a major acquisition, capital expenditures). This is distinct from (1) mezzanine capital, which is usually a debt security, (2) Bridge financing is a temporary form of capital, also a typically a debt instrument that is replaced by permanent financing. |► ϋ r b a n я e n e w a l ◄| (talk) 03:31, 22 June 2008 (UTC)