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

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Recent Examples on the Web Entering the throes of the crisis as the smallest bank by market value of those five, Morgan Stanley took moves to bolster the bank’s equity capital by issuing more shares. Michael Wursthorn, WSJ, "Morgan Stanley’s Stock Hasn’t Kept Pace With Record Profits," 17 Jan. 2020 In London this week, senior equities banker Edward Sankey quit after almost 15 years at Deutsche Bank to take over as global head of equity capital markets at HSBC Holdings PLC., according to people close to the bank. Jenny Strasburg, WSJ, "Deutsche Bank’s Mark Hantho and John Eydenberg Poised to Leave," 18 June 2019 The fifth farm, in Baltimore, will be Gotham Greens’ biggest to date, and has raised $45 million in equity capital. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Indoor farming is one of the decade’s hottest trends, but regulations make success elusive," 19 Nov. 2019 In other words, there is plenty of scope to replace dear equity capital with cheap debt capital. The Economist, "Britain’s equity market is shrinking," 17 Oct. 2019 Companies are turning their backs on the stockmarket because equity capital is relatively dear. The Economist, "Britain’s equity market is shrinking," 17 Oct. 2019 Amount is considering raising equity capital next year, Hughes said. Ally Marotti, chicagotribune.com, "Chicago unicorn Avant and sister company Amount are ‘aggressively hiring’ software engineers, taking over more office space," 30 Oct. 2019 The 18 biggest banks, which include American firms like JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Citigroup and Bank of America, added more than $650 billion in common equity capital from the beginning of 2009 through the end of last year. Emily Flitter, New York Times, "Banks Want Efficiency. Critics Warn of Backsliding.," 20 Aug. 2019 Shareholders have a very particular role in allocating (and re-allocating) equity capital. Heather Landy, Quartz at Work, "Not everyone is on board with a major business lobby’s new definition of corporate purpose," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of equity capital

1942, in the meaning defined above

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18 Mar 2020

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“Equity capital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equity%20capital. Accessed 3 Apr. 2020.

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