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

Examples of recapitalization in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Inflation, which could effectively rip the guts out of this recapitalization project before it really gets started, was dismissed. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Through a recapitalization led by Nicole Agnew of Goldman Sachs and Brennan, the company bought out Coke’s stake last year. Rob Nikolewski, San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 July 2021 All of the aforementioned projects contribute to recapitalization of the nation’s aging nuclear force, as do upgrades of the B-52 bomber and space initiatives. Loren Thompson, Forbes, 28 May 2021 The bill enlists the power of the Defense Production Act to, in part, fully fund and accelerate an ongoing 20-year, $21 billion recapitalization of the U.S. Navy’s four aged and inefficient public shipyards. Craig Hooper, Forbes, 6 May 2021 Branson was forced into a $1.6 billion (£1.2 billion) recapitalization of his business empire and the sale of $500 million in Virgin Galactic shares. David Dawkins, Forbes, 7 Apr. 2021 The Dutch government is in separate talks with KLM on a similar recapitalization plan. Benjamin Katz, WSJ, 6 Apr. 2021 Obama won Senate ratification of the treaty with a commitment to move ahead with a vast and enormously expensive recapitalization of the U.S. nuclear force. Matthew Lee And Robert Burns,, 22 Jan. 2021 The National Insurance Commission in June postponed a deadline for the recapitalization of the industry by nine months to the end of September next year following the coronavirus pandemic. Emele Onu,, 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of recapitalization

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Recapitalization.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2021.

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