merchant bank

noun

Definition of merchant bank

chiefly British
: a bank that specializes in bankers' acceptances and in underwriting or syndicating equity or bond issues

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Other Words from merchant bank

merchant banker noun
merchant banking noun

Examples of merchant bank in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web A decade ago, a company couldn’t do much in Italy without hiring Mediobanca Spa, the merchant bank whose network of shareholdings in the country’s biggest corporations gave it commanding influence. Chris Hughes | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "Even Rainmakers Sometimes Grab an Umbrella," 11 Apr. 2019 Yes, in theory, the Communist Party of China—acting through the central bank—could place restrictions on who is eligible for loans made by retail and merchant banks. Matthew De Silva, Quartz, "What China could gain from a digital yuan," 19 Sep. 2019 Just a few years ago, Gordon Sondland was best known as the founder of a successful chain of hotels and a merchant bank in the Pacific Northwest. Adam Taylor, Washington Post, "The United States lets wealthy donors like Gordon Sondland become ambassadors. Not so elsewhere.," 20 Nov. 2019 That was true before Whataburger sold its majority stake to a Chicago merchant bank this summer. Mike Sutter, ExpressNews.com, "52 Weeks of Burgers: Whataburger," 25 Oct. 2019 The tech that helps stores track us often comes from card-swipe machines and the merchant banks that process transactions for them. Anchorage Daily News, "The spy in your wallet: Credit cards have a privacy problem," 2 Sep. 2019 Point-of-sale systems and retailer banks The tech that helps stores track us often comes from card-swipe machines and the merchant banks that process transactions for them. Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Denver Post, "The spy in your wallet: Credit cards have a privacy problem," 31 Aug. 2019 Byron Trott, the founder of merchant bank BDT Capital Partners, who has worked with Koch Industries for more than 25 years and advised on several acquisitions, doesn’t see the Kochs’ company running into the same problems. Tom Maloneybloomberg, Los Angeles Times, "Koch Industries bets on tech: ‘Do it or we’ll end up in the Dumpster’," 19 Aug. 2019 Propagate Media, run by Howard Owens and Ben Silverman and backed by merchant bank The Raine Group, recently took a majority interest in Artists First, home to Tiffany Haddish. Tatiana Siegel, The Hollywood Reporter, "For Hollywood Talent Managers, Outside Investors Bring Issues of Control," 31 July 2019

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First Known Use of merchant bank

1620, in the meaning defined above

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“Merchant bank.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merchant%20bank. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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merchant bank

noun

English Language Learners Definition of merchant bank

chiefly British : a bank for large companies that trade goods in other countries

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