What Is Recapitalization?

During times of financial turbulence, a business may require restructuring. A company with a high debt-to-equity ratio may re-purchase its shares from the open market, increase its price, and improve its equity ratio. Companies trying to avoid hostile takeovers or wanting to derail acquisition often issue more debt to reduce their appeal to buyers. Companies […]

Benefits of Recapitalization

Every company (public or privately held) funds itself with capital obtained through equity and debt. While equity refers to common stock and preferred stock, debt includes long-term borrowing via commercial papers, bonds, debentures, etc. The equation of the company’s capital formation (including equity and debt) is called the capital structure. Suppose a privately held company […]