equity capital


Definition of equity capital

: capital (such as stock or surplus earnings) that is free of debt especially : capital received for an interest in the ownership of a business

Examples of equity capital in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The rental giant emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy in June, with restructuring and fresh equity capital having slashed its debt levels by 80%. David Meyer, Fortune, 2 Nov. 2021 Both firms are expected to directly access the debt and equity capital markets to fund their respective growth strategies. Joe Cornell, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2021 Hong Kong’s equity capital markets are perking up, after a punishing first half for what has long been one of the world’s largest venues for stock issuance. Dave Sebastian, WSJ, 8 July 2022 Credit Suisse Group AG’s former global head of equity capital markets syndicate was removed from his position after being found to have used unauthorized messaging services when communicating with clients, a person familiar said this week. Ambereen Choudhury, Fortune, 15 June 2022 There are also other tailwinds prompting M&A—notably, the availability of corporate and private equity capital. Rusty Wiley, Forbes, 29 June 2022 The latter could include requiring money funds to be backed by equity capital in the way that banks are—although similar proposals have been rejected before. Paul J. Davies, WSJ, 19 July 2021 Bill Kentrup, the former Asia managing director of environmental financial products and renewables at Macquarie Capital, and Ronnie Potel, the former Asia-Pacific co-head of equity capital markets at Standard Chartered. Jayde Cheung, Forbes, 26 May 2022 Given the challenges involved in growing an industry and the need for additional financing as companies grow quickly highlighted the limitations of equity capital as the only avenue for financing. Jackie Bryant, Forbes, 21 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of equity capital

1942, in the meaning defined above

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“Equity capital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equity%20capital. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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Legal Definition of equity capital

— see capital


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