recapitalization

noun

re·​cap·​i·​tal·​i·​za·​tion (ˌ)rē-ˌka-pə-tə-lə-ˈzā-shən How to pronounce recapitalization (audio)
-ˌkap-tə-
: 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 See all Example Sentences for recapitalization 

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Word History

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of recapitalization was in 1920

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“Recapitalization.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/recapitalization. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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