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

Definition of recapitalization

: a revision of the capital structure of a corporation

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The nuclear recapitalization plan also includes General Dynamics’ Columbia-class nuclear submarine and new cruise missiles to be supplied by either Lockheed Martin or Raytheon. Aaron Gregg, Washington Post, "Boeing drops out of massive Pentagon nuclear missile program, citing unfair competition," 25 July 2019 Founded in 1995 by CEO Frank Foti, Vigor said Thursday’s deal results from a recapitalization process that began more than a year ago to cash out existing investors and replace them with new investors with the resources to operate on a global scale. Mike Rogoway,, "Portland shipbuilder Vigor Industrial sells to D.C. investment firm," 25 July 2019 According to research by Citigroup economists, Belt and Road contractors prefer to receive dollars, and all major recapitalizations of Chinese lenders funding the program have been done in dollars. Saumya Vaishampayan, WSJ, "Dominant Dollar Bests Challengers," 20 Jan. 2019 That recapitalization would have valued the tower at about $1.5 billion once it was renovated, fully leased and free-rent periods had ended. Konrad Putzier, WSJ, "New York Property Firm Hit the Jackpot. Then Amazon Pulled Out.," 21 Feb. 2019 Petershill also acquired a 15% stake earlier this month in private-equity firm Harvest Partners, which focuses partly on management buyouts and recapitalizations of middle-market companies. Peter Grant, WSJ, "Goldman Sachs Unit Buys its First Stake in Real-Estate Management Industry," 22 Oct. 2018 The eventual solution probably requires a big bank recapitalization, and then fully freeing up rates. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "It’s Not Easy Being a Chinese Bank," 9 Jan. 2019 The fund was set up in 2010 to oversee three recapitalizations to the sector completed with the help of state aid and still holds stakes in Greek banks. Vipal Monga, WSJ, "Greece’s Eurobank to Acquire Grivalia Properties," 26 Nov. 2018 Regulators would prefer to clean this all up gradually via the markets, rather than having to do a one-stop, massive bank recapitalization—or letting the problem fester, Japan-style, for years. Andrew Peaple, WSJ, "Thick Skins and Local Savvy Needed in China’s Bad Debt Markets," 12 Nov. 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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