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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Recent Examples on the Web Private equity firms are hitting the U.S. leveraged loan market at the fastest pace in years to fund shareholder payouts with about $8.6 billion of dividend recapitalization deals launched this month. Lara Wieczezynski,, "Private Equity Using Loans for Payouts at Fastest Pace in Years," 18 Sep. 2020 The industry newsletter said the developer would consider proposals for an outright sale, a recapitalization or the sale of a leasehold interest. Katya Kazakina,, "New York City Warehouse Storing Million-Dollar Art to Shut Down," 1 Sep. 2020 Virgin Atlantic last week filed for US bankruptcy protection as part of a $1.5 billion recapitalization plan to maintain solvency in the midst of its worst economic downturn ever. Clare Duffy, CNN, "Will Richard Branson ever be Richard Branson again?," 10 Aug. 2020 Indian banks, with some 70% of assets owned by the state, are in desperate need of recapitalization through private markets. The Editorial Board, WSJ, "Modi Misses Again," 4 Feb. 2020 Bharti Airtel shares rose more than 5 percent on Tuesday because of the recapitalization. Andy Mukherjee | Bloomberg, Washington Post, "SingTel’s Great Giveaway Deserves a Reward," 14 Mar. 2019 Moreover, sources tell Billboard the Spirit deal was never shopped to other strategic music publishing competitors, only private equity in order to allow management to execute the buyout and recapitalization. Ed Christman, Billboard, "Spirit Music Execs Take Control With Company Recapitalization, Buyout," 25 Jan. 2019 After its 2018 sale to New York private equity firm Insight Venture Partners, a $200 million recapitalization that included new investment in the company, Winquist and other top executives left. oregonlive, "Jama Software splits with CEO Scott Roth," 31 Jan. 2020 The backlash to the recapitalization plan had led the Cypriot parliament to consider another plan that would better protect uninsured depositors. Michael Derby, WSJ, "Inside the Federal Reserve's 2013 Deliberations: Live Analysis," 11 Jan. 2019

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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21 Sep 2020

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“Recapitalization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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