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equity capital

that portion of the capital of a business provided by the sale of stock.
Origin of equity capital
1960-65 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • 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

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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