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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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Provided Vannessa has expended at least US$2,000,000 in capital costs on the project, or has maintained the mineral and mining rights for a continuous period in excess of one year (annual cost estimated to be US$300,000) then, Vannessa will be paid by PBV, a participation equivalent to 2% of gold sales and 2% of net smelter returns on copper sales, multiplied, in each case, by Placer Dome's percentage equity interest in Minca.
In addition, StreamLogic will reduce its percentage equity ownership in FWB Software LLC from 11% to 7.