- leveraged lev‧er‧aged [ˈliːvərɪdʒd ǁ ˈle-, ˈliː-] adjective FINANCE1. a leveraged company is financed by a high level of borrowing in relation to its share capital (= the money it has from selling its shares ) :
• The company is profitable even though it is leveraged much more than most small businesses.
• It has carried a more heavily leveraged balance sheet than most other oil companies, with debt making up about 47% of its overall capital.2. leveraged deal/purchase/transaction etc a deal etc in which borrowed money is used by the buyer to pay for something:
• The market for bank loans for leveraged transactions has grown weak.
* * *leveraged UK US /ˈliːvərɪdʒd/ US /ˈlevərɪdʒd/ adjective FINANCE► used to describe a company or organization that owes a large amount of money in relation to its value: »
Like other theater chains, it will be a highly leveraged company, carrying about $550 million in debt.► used to describe an investment which has been bought with a large amount of borrowed money: leveraged deal/purchase/transaction »
They will have to reduce costs significantly to pay the borrowings to finance the highly leveraged deal.
Financial and business terms. 2012.
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