The reorganization of a company in order to attain greater efficiency and to adapt to new markets. Major corporate restructuring transactions include mergers, acquisitions, tender offers, leveraged buyouts , divestitures, spin-offs, equity carve-outs, liquidations and reorganizations . Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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   A process whereby a borrower arranges to replace debt of one maturity with debt of another maturity. Can also be used loosely to describe the exchange of corporate debt for shares when a company cannot meet its debt repayments.
   ► See also Refinancing, Rescheduling.

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restructuring UK US /ˌriːˈstrʌktʃərɪŋ/ noun [C or U]
MANAGEMENT, WORKPLACE the act of organizing a company, business, or system in a new way to make it operate more effectively: »

a major/radical restructuring


corporate/industrial/organizational restructuring

FINANCE the act of arranging to make debt payments in a different way or at a later time than was originally agreed: »

Bankruptcy beckons if the company fails to agree a restructuring of its debts.


Thanks to a financial restructuring and new management, it has returned to profit.

See also DEBT RESTRUCTURING(Cf. ↑debt restructuring)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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