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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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 With banks now saddled with such a large stock of low-return SOE debt, such a move would be difficult without an accompanying large-scale bank recapitalization. Nathaniel Taplin, WSJ, "Chinese Banks: We’ll Never Grow Up, Not Us," 13 Nov. 2018 Taubman has added four new independent directors since April 2016 and said that Mr. Litt’s recapitalization proposal, if passed, will dilute existing common shareholders’ ownership. Esther Fung, WSJ, "Second Time Is the Charm for Activist Taubman Investor," 31 May 2018 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

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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