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Restructuring

The reorganization of a company in order to attain greater efficiency and to adapt to new markets. Major corporate restructuring transactions include mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, leveraged buyouts, divestitures, spin-offs, equity carve-outs, liquidations and reorganizations.

Restructuring

The act or process of changing the terms on the assets and/or liabilities of a company. That is, a company may consolidate its debts, significantly change the size and scope of its operations, and take other measures to reduce the strain of continuing operation. Most companies restructure either as part of a bankruptcy or as an effort to avoid it. If the company is restructuring as part of a corporate bankruptcy, it is said to be in receivership.

restructuring

A significant rearrangement of a firm's assets and/or liabilities. A firm's restructuring may include discontinuing a line of business, closing several plants, and making extensive employee cutbacks. A restructuring generally entails a one-time charge against earnings. Compare debt restructuring.

restructuring

see CORPORATE RE-ENGINEERING.
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Since the restructured rental reflects the elimination of substantial capital costs, it will remain lower than the market rate for this space, or for equivalent space in other properties, throughout the term of the new lease, unless there is a major downturn in market conditions.
The interest rate payable on the restructured senior notes, which will initially be 8.
115 applies to a loan that was restructured in a troubled debt restructuring involving a modification of terms if the restructured loan meets the FASB's definition of a security in paragraph 137 of the statement.
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Upon satisfaction of the conditions to the effectiveness of the exchange offer and upon counsel's review of the supporting documentation, Fitch expects to assign a 'CCC' rating to TermoEmcali's restructured senior secured notes for up to US$139.
the outstanding restructured Indebtedness will be callable by the Borrowers at a cost of 101% during the first year and at par thereafter.
The company restructured a small portion of its defaulted debt during June 2003 by repurchasing notes with a 45% cash discount.