recapitalization

noun
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 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, Bloomberg.com, "Monte Paschi Declines as Restructuring Far From Bearing Fruit," 12 Feb. 2018 Oaktree was previously said to have been seeking to sell its share of the property but will now apparently retain its stake in a deal that’s characterized in the release as a recapitalization of the partnership. Jacob Adelman, Philly.com, "Post Bros. buys Kushner Cos.' stake in Northern Liberties Piazza complex for $44.1M," 25 May 2018 The recapitalization came at a time when operating and credit losses wiped out the original shareholders’ investment, Bodine said in his letter. Patrick Danner, San Antonio Express-News, "McAllen family now owns all of San Antonio’s Vantage Bank Texas," 8 May 2018 The maker of agricultural chemicals, Bradley armored vehicles and oil-industry equipment paid a special dividend of $80 a share as part of a recapitalization that added about $2 billion of debt. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, "FMC CEO Malott Thwarted Raiders by Loading Up Company With Debt," 27 Apr. 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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