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 amount of equity capital raised in London was up over 38% year-over-year—more than the next two biggest European exchanges combined. Prarthana Prakash, Fortune Europe, 16 May 2024 SoftBank’s equity capital market team—a group of traders from the likes of Goldman Sachs—has played a central role in monetizing the Vision Fund’s sizable stakes with minimal market disruption, said the people, who asked not to be identified discussing matters that are private. Min Jeong Lee, Fortune Asia, 10 May 2024 Revenue at the investment bank’s unit that houses advisory as well as debt and equity capital markets services rose 52% from a year earlier. Myriam Balezou, Fortune Europe, 7 May 2024 Petal had raised more than $300 million in equity capital and over $680 million in debt financing, with investors including Peter Thiel’s Valar Ventures, River Park Ventures, and Core Innovation Capital. Luisa Beltran, Fortune, 9 Apr. 2024 Second, this new structure provides us with an efficient vehicle for future catalog acquisitions, without significant capital allocation through a combination of leverage and partner equity capital. Kristin Robinson, Billboard, 20 Feb. 2024 The Bank's earnings for the year ended December 31, 2023 represented a healthy 15.7% return on equity capital and 1.34% return on assets. Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 25 Jan. 2024 Petal has raised more than $300 million in equity capital and over $680 million in debt financing. Luisa Beltran, Fortune, 19 Nov. 2023 The Journal's equity capital markets reporter Corrie Driebusch spoke about why IPOs are having a hard time. Wsj Staff, WSJ, 14 Nov. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1942, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of equity capital was in 1942

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“Equity capital.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/equity%20capital. Accessed 28 May. 2024.

Legal Definition

equity capital

see capital

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