Meaning of “leveraged” in the English Dictionary

"leveraged" in Business English

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uk /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.

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.

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(Definition of “leveraged” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)