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English definition of “leveraged”

leveraged

adjective
 
 
/ˈliːvərɪdʒd/ US   /ˈlevərɪdʒd/ FINANCE
used to describe a company or organization that owes a large amount of money in relation to its value: Like other theater chains, it will be a highly leveraged company, carrying about $550 million in debt. → Compare highly geared
used to describe an investment which has been bought with a large amount of borrowed money: leveraged deal/purchase/transaction They will have to reduce costs significantly to pay the borrowings to finance the highly leveraged deal. → Compare geared
→ See also over-leveraged
(Definition of leveraged from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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