Finance: What is Equity Kicker?

What is Equity Kicker? An Equity Kicker is an added incentive for a preferred stock or bond offering in the form of a warrant or option to purchase stock at a particular strike price or for conversion to equity rights. D.H. Blair was particularly renowned for equity kickers in their investment banking deals during the 1990s.

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com five million bucks at eight percent interest but with

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a catch and not a football catch get down The

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bank doesn't feel that eight percent is enough to cover

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the risk and well other craft that whatever dot com

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brings with it they ain't google So in addition to

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the eight percent interest shmoop akane valley bank wants an

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equity kicker in the form of us A three percent

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warrant coverage That is they want three percent of the

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value of the loan of five million bucks or one

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hundred fifty thousand shares or warrants to buy a share

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It's like a really cheap price The option of whatever

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dot com thrown in as part of the deal those

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one hundred fifty thousand shares our equity and they kick

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the debt deal to potentially be worth a lot more

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Should things go well at whatever dot com but yeah 00:01:09.099 --> [endTime] We're not hopeful