equity capital

that portion of the capital of a business provided by the sale of stock.


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equity capital
the part of the share capital of a company owned by ordinary shareholders or in certain circumstances by other classes of shareholder

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Example sentences
All kinds of investment-equity capital, reinvested earnings, and intra-company
  loans-were affected by the downturn.
However, borrowing money from a lender is a primary source of capital, as is
  raising equity capital from an investor.
Often this means reducing a firm's equity capital, because equity is often more
  expensive than debt.
Indeed, its future need for equity capital is unmeasurable.
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