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equity capital

noun
1.
that portion of the capital of a business provided by the sale of stock.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65
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Examples from the web for equity capital
  • 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.
  • Some claim that reducing leverage and holding more equity capital would be expensive.
  • equity capital flows for acquiring or establishing new affiliates set new records by large margins.
  • Specifically, a cooperative must have adequate equity capital and maintain sufficient cash flow to service its debt.
British Dictionary definitions for equity capital

equity capital

noun
1.
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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