re·​cap·​i·​tal·​i·​za·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌka-pə-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce recapitalization (audio)
: a revision of the capital structure of a corporation

Examples of recapitalization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The wholesale recapitalization of India’s ponderously large military is overdue, but replacing legacy Russian-origin kit with U.S. equipment would be slow and prohibitively expensive. Arzan Tarapore, Foreign Affairs, 29 May 2023 The hire comes alongside the news that has Vue received unanimous consent from its lenders and shareholders for a recapitalization that will inject £50 million ($62 million) of cash into the business. Alex Ritman, Variety, 5 Feb. 2024 Russia is concluding a nuclear recapitalization effort and uses nuclear threats against Ukraine and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Rebeccah L. Heinrichs, WSJ, 2 Jan. 2024 The Federal Reserve gathered top officials from the world’s most powerful banks and orchestrated a $3.65 billion recapitalization of the company, but the fund was eventually liquidated in 2000. Nicole Goodkind, CNN, 25 Sep. 2023 Elsewhere, cinema chain Vue International completed its recapitalization process earlier this year in order to gain access to £75 million ($92 million) of additional liquidity. Manori Ravindran, Variety, 7 July 2023 In 2017, private equity firm J.W. Childs Associates, L.P., which specializes in buyouts and recapitalizations, acquired a majority interest in EbLens from another private equity firm. Alexa Gagosz,, 14 June 2023 The big dramatic change that’s needed is the recapitalization of these assets and the repurposing of some assets. Alena Botros, Fortune, 1 June 2023 The partnership was launched with a recapitalization of $1.8 billion in properties owned by two Crow Holdings real estate funds. Steve Brown, Dallas News, 26 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of recapitalization was in 1920

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“Recapitalization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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