sweetener


sweetener
A feature of a security that makes it more attractive to potential purchasers. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

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sweetener sweet‧ener [ˈswiːtnə ǁ -ər] noun [countable]
1. something used to make an offer, suggestion etc seem more attractive:

• The latest response from the government is a reported £20 million sweetener for UK businesses.

• As a sweetener, managers who retire by Dec. 30 will receive an extra 15% on their pension.

ˌequity ˈsweetener FINANCE
when a company raises money by issueIng debt, with the right for investors in the debt to exchange it at a later date for shares in the company, perhaps with a right to buy shares at a lower price than usual; = EQUITY KICKER
2. a bribe (= illegal or unfair payment made to someone to persuade them to do something):

• It had a reputation as a country where every transaction required a sweetener.

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sweetener UK US /ˈswiːtər/ noun [C]
something that is given to someone in order to make an offer or situation more attractive and acceptable: a $50m/cash, etc. sweetener »

The government is to offer a £50m sweetener to persuade workers at state-owned factories facing closure to take new jobs with private companies.

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Flexible benefits packages, including extra holiday entitlement, have been offered to employees as a sweetener.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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