re·​cap·​i·​tal·​i·​za·​tion | \(ˌ)rē-ˌka-pə-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən, -ˌkap-tə-\

Definition of recapitalization 

: a revision of the capital structure of a corporation

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At the company’s latest shareholder meeting, Twin River’s management told shareholders that, in addition to investigating a sale, the company was looking into a recapitalization. Soma Biswas, WSJ, "Omega Advisors’ Leon Cooperman Leads Push for Casino Sale," 1 June 2018 But the debt has a complicated structure put in place in a 2011 recapitalization in which Vornado purchased its stake. Peter Grant, WSJ, "Kushner Cos. Signs Deal to Buy Remaining Stake in 666 Fifth Ave.," 1 June 2018 The VetCor recapitalization resulted from a sale process led by Jefferies LLC. Laura Cooper, WSJ, "Oak Hill Leads Recapitalization of VetCor," 15 June 2018 At the time of its 2015 recapitalization, the company operated 137 veterinary hospitals across 19 states. Dana Mattioli, WSJ, "Veterinary-Hospital Chain VetCor Explores Sale," 8 June 2018 The recapitalization came at a time when operating and credit losses wiped out the original shareholders’ investment, Bodine said in his letter to shareholders. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "Vantage Bank, Inter National Bank announce merger," 11 July 2018 All of the convertible debt issued in the recapitalization was converted to equity. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "McAllen family now owns all of San Antonio’s Vantage Bank Texas," 8 May 2018 Subsequently, some €20 billion ($23.9 billion) remaining from Greece’s bailout funds that was earmarked for potential recapitalizations could instead be used to tackle other needs such as debt relief. Nektaria Stamouli, WSJ, "Greek Banks Get the All Clear From European Regulators," 5 May 2018 The Italian government stepped in to save the world’s oldest bank in the summer, injecting 5.4 billion euros ($6.6 billion) in aid as part of an 8.3 billion-euro precautionary recapitalization. Sonia Sirletti,, "Monte Paschi Declines as Restructuring Far From Bearing Fruit," 12 Feb. 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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