equity swap

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Equity swap

A swap in which the cash flows exchanged are based on the total return on some stock market index and an interest rate (either a fixed rate or floating rate). Related: Interest rate swap.

Equity Swap

A swap in which the at least one of the two legs is the cash flow from some equity instrument like a stock. For example, the counterparties to an equity swap may agree to exchange the dividends from two stocks of roughly the same value. Alternatively, they may exchange the capital gains from a stock index for an interest rate calculated over a nominal value. Equity swaps may take a variety of forms, but all exist in order to diversify the cash flows of the parties without requiring them to buy anything new. An equity swap may also help one or both parties legally avoid taxation.

equity swap

An exchange of the potential appreciation of an equity's value and dividends for a guaranteed return plus any decrease in the value of the equity. An equity swap permits an equity holder a guaranteed return but demands the holder give up all rights to appreciation and dividend income.
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The group has since been talking to its lending banks, understood to include HSBC, Barclays and UBS Warburg, and a small army of bondholders about arranging what will almost certainly be a debt-for equity swap.
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Ichigo, which had been dissatisfied with the equity swap ratio for the merger plan, solicited other shareholders' proxies to scuttle the merger plan.
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The lifeline will allow the Woking based group to stay in business while it thrashes out the terms of a debt-for equity swap.
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