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English definition of “debt-for-equity”

debt-for-equity

adjective    
FINANCE used to describe a situation in which shareholders in a company are given bonds to replace their shares: Its lenders agreed to a debt-for-equity swap to save the company. The company extended its debt-for-equity offer for a further day in order to raise the level of support for the crucial deal.
→ See also debt-equity swap
(Definition of debt-for-equity adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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