Definition of recapitalize in English:

recapitalize

(also recapitalise)

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • Provide (a business) with more capital, especially by replacing debt with stock.

    ‘a plan to recapitalize the state-owned airline’
    • ‘The government has also spent $120 billion in the course of the past four years recapitalizing banks and buying bad loans.’
    • ‘The two recapitalised banks have established their Boards and Board committees.’
    • ‘He offered to lend them money to repurchase the shares and recapitalise the business.’
    • ‘That type of undertaking means anything from radical changes in strategy to trimming product lines, selling non-core assets or businesses, recapitalizing foreign subsidiaries, realigning management, or selling the entire company.’
    • ‘And he said they had launched a programme that would help mobilise finances and recapitalise the company.’
    • ‘We have to recapitalize this company, and there are various methods we can use.’
    • ‘Moreover, important steps were taken to recapitalize the banking system.’
    • ‘He had said that the government would no longer provide financial assistance to recapitalize the remaining A category banks because the government did not have the financial resources.’
    • ‘Authorities are starting to recapitalize banks and professionalize credit operations, but it's a slow process - and the banks keep lending.’
    • ‘The now privatised Zambian mines have recently been recapitalised by the new owners Anglo-American Corporation.’
    • ‘A corporation, or an industry, is sustainable only when it continually reinvents and recapitalizes itself to meet changing business requirements.’
    • ‘He said in an interview that the greatest challenge that the company was currently facing was inadequate funds to recapitalise its operations.’
    • ‘Instead of privatizing its state banks and financial firms, Beijing has decided to recapitalize them.’
    • ‘The banks were all recapitalized by the government as a bail-out program to help rescue the banking sector crippled by the 1997-1998 financial crisis.’
    • ‘The government recapitalized the bank and now owns a 57 percent stake in it.’
    • ‘The rescue plan, in which the company is to be recapitalized in a two-phase cash injection from the government, was announced Oct. 4.’
    • ‘Unless insolvent institutions are recapitalized with sufficient real capital and banks end their ruinous lending practices, the stock of bad loans will continue to rise.’
    • ‘The banks have been recapitalized with $33 billion in new funds, and four asset management companies have taken over nearly $160 billion in bad loans with an eye toward restructuring the debtors.’
    • ‘At that time, the government dramatically expanded the loan guarantee program and recapitalised the banks with public funds.’
    • ‘And I do believe that the Fed is confident (especially after the early 1990s experience) that any banking system problem can be resolved by recapitalizing the industry (either directly or through cheap borrowings).’

Pronunciation

recapitalize

/riːˈkapɪt(ə)lʌɪz/