M & A: an acronym for mergers and acquisitions.
Market cap: abbreviations for market capitalization that applies to the company’s worth in the stock market by multiplying the total number of shares outstanding by the current price of the stock.
Mezzanine capital: subordinated to senior debt, it is like a second mortgage, with higher interest rates and often with common stock purchase warrants.
Multiples: an abbreviated terminology for capitalization rates.
Net present value: money paid out in the future discounted at the opportunity cost of capital for a similar risk over the specified period of time.
Net worth: see book value.
Networking: maintaining contracts with a variety of people connected with buying and selling businesses.
Niche: uniqueness in the marketplace in which the company has a product or service, which has a competitive advantage because there are few competitors.