De leverage

deleverage

[dee-lev-er-ij, ‐lee-ver‐]
verb (used without object), deleveraged, deleveraging.
1.
to decrease financial leverage by paying off debt: Their balance sheet significantly improved after they deleveraged.
verb (used with object), deleveraged, deleveraging.
2.
to reduce the debt of: He drastically deleveraged the company to make it profitable.
noun
3.
an instance of this: The economic crisis has forced a deleverage.
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deleverage (diːˈlɛvərɪdʒ, -vrɪdʒ)
 
vb
chiefly (US) finance (of an organization) to reduce the ratio of debt capital to equity capital

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