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 Main Street provides debt and equity capital solutions to lower-middle-market companies, and debt financing (primarily floating-rate first lien senior secured debt) to middle-market firms. Brett Owens, Forbes, "This 3.3% Dividend Is Actually A 7.7% Payer," 3 Apr. 2021 Recommendations include: Reinstating a 3% excise tax on medical marijuana sales, which was repealed in 2016, and dedicating 30% of the proceeds to a social equity capital Investment program. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Report calls for new marijuana taxes to help promote minority ownership," 19 Jan. 2021 Barclays stepped in, particularly in the first half, when U.K. firms needed cash, said Tom Johnson, the bank’s head of equity capital markets in EMEA. Myriam Balezou, Bloomberg.com, "Citi Unseats Goldman as Top IPO Bank in Europe After 18 Years," 18 Dec. 2020 The company has entered into a letter of intent with TerraMar Capital, an investment firm that provides debt and equity capital to middle-market businesses. Maria Halkias, Dallas News, "Francesca’s files for bankruptcy and says it’s closing 10 stores in Texas," 4 Dec. 2020 Create multiple new sources of equity capital focused on financing entrepreneurs of color. Charisse Conanan Johnson, Fortune, "To jump-start America’s economy, invest in women entrepreneurs of color," 19 Nov. 2020 As recently outlined in a major study, business owners of color overall, both male and female, are plagued by the challenges of finding equity capital to launch a new venture, or of accessing bank credit for expansion. Charisse Conanan Johnson, Fortune, "To jump-start America’s economy, invest in women entrepreneurs of color," 19 Nov. 2020 One-year-old biotech real estate investment group IQHQ has raised $1.7 billion in equity capital to build unparalleled life science cities in major U.S. and UK markets, including San Diego. Jennifer Van Grove, San Diego Union-Tribune, "IQHQ raises $1.7B to fund big biotech developments," 19 Nov. 2020 Travel restrictions haven’t held back investment banks’ equity capital markets divisions, which have soared as companies raised money to survive the pandemic or take advantage of other opportunities. Kevin Orland, Bloomberg.com, "Three Days of Video Calls Illustrate Canaccord’s New Normal," 11 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of equity capital

1942, in the meaning defined above

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14 Apr 2021

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“Equity capital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equity%20capital. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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— see capital

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