What is the difference between a convertible bond and mezzanine debt?

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What are the main differences between a convertible bond and mezzanine debt? When is one used over the other? Who issues convertible bonds? Which is more senior? Is share dilution any different in the exercise of each?

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Sep 30,2017

Mez debt generally has warrants or payments based on valuation. Convertible is just an option to convert debt to equity. I could be wrong tho

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Sep 30,2017