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n a free and reasonable claim or right; fairness; impartiality. The money value of a property or of an interest in a property in excess of claims or liens against it; a risk interest or ownership right in property.


1. a justifiable share; one likely to be recognized as a fair share in an equity court.
2. total assets less total liabilities.

equity capital
the value of the capital involved in the enterprise. Includes assets less liabilities, expressed as a fixed sum.
percentage equity
absolute equity expressed as a proportion of the total worth of the enterprise.
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Contacts OFI Private Equity Capital : Olivier Millet / Jean-Francois Mallinjoud +33(0)1-40-68-17-50 / +33(0)1-40-68-67-94 omillet@ofi-privateequity.
It is, of course, hard for regulators to assess the desired amount of bank equity capital both at a point in time and over time.
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Conde has more than 16 years of experience in Equity Capital Markets and Investment Banking.
Despite asset quality pressures and a higher rate of provisioning against loan losses, bank equity capital increased $13.
However, since a shareholder can claim deductions for losses supported by either equity capital or debt capital, it should not matter whether the losses are funded by equity or debt.
interest) is 6 percent; and the cost of equity capital is 20 percent, a WACC of 13 percent is indicated |(50 percent weight x 20 percent equity cost) plus (50 percent weight x 6 percent debt cost) equals 13 percent WACC~.
VX) has made two senior appointments to its Asia equity capital markets division after Asia head of equity capital market Mark Williams left last week for Japanese bank Nomura Holdings Inc (NYSE: NMR) (TYO: 8604) (AMS: 8604) Dow Jones has reported, citing people familiar with the situation.
Equity capital investments likewise posted net inflows of US$79 million during the month.
He will report to Stephen Pierce, who leads Goldman's equity capital markets group in the Americas.
This is the third Key Equity Capital office, joining those in Cleveland, OH, and Seattle, WA.
The $175 million Genesis Workforce Housing Fund II received a total of $80 million in equity capital from LA's largest public pension funds - Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System (LACERS); Los Angeles County Employee Retirement Association (LACERA); Los Angeles Department of Fire and Police Pensions (LAFPP) - and John Hancock Life Insurance Company.