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debt-equity swapnoun [C]

(also debt/equity swap) uk   us   (also debt-for-equity swap, debt swap)
FINANCE an ​agreement in which a ​companyoffersshares to its creditors (= ​banks and ​organizations that ​lend it ​money) so they will ​reduce the ​amount of its ​debt: The debt-for-equity ​swap could ​create more than 1.5 ​billion new ​shares.
ECONOMICS, FINANCE a ​financialarrangement in which a country's ​government gives ​localcurrency, ​shares, etc. to ​foreigninvestors who ​agree to ​paypart of the government’s ​foreigndebts: The Treasury ​Secretaryneeds to ​establish a ​viable debt-equity ​swapprogram if it hopes to ​attractprivateforeigncapital.
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