Often used in risk arbitrage. Plan by a target company to restructure its capitalization (debt and equity) in a way to ward off a hostile or potential suitor.
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A plan for a company to change its capital structure. For example, a company may propose buying back its own shares and issuing debt to change from an equity-based capital structure to a debt-based capital structure. Very often, a company makes a recapitalization proposal when it is a target and wishes to ward off a hostile takeover.
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