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sweat equity

Work that one puts into a property or other venture, so as to increase its value. It is perhaps most commonly used to describe improvements or repairs that one makes to one's home. We're putting some sweat equity into our house by redoing our kitchen. Did you see that glowing write-up in the newspaper? All the sweat equity he put into his company is finally paying off.
See also: sweat
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11, 2001, terrorist attacks, private equity invested billions into the Bermuda market to finance new property/casualty efforts.
A financial instrument, other than an outstanding share, that, at inception, embodies an obligation to repurchase the issuer's equity shares, or is indexed to such an obligation, and that requires or may require the issuer to settle the obligation by transferring assets (for example, a forward purchase contract or written put option on the issuer's equity shares that is to be physically settled or net cash serried)
It received the NMTC investor's equity contribution and borrowed additional funds from a third-party lender on a nonrecourse basis.
5) Any other affiliate that engages in significant equity investment activities that are subject to a special capital charge under the capital adequacy rules or guidelines of the Board.
To win the private equity game, you first need to know the rules.
For starters, the pool of available equity capital has grown substantially in recent years to roughly $100 billion, according to the Federal Reserve, as pension funds and banks such as Chemical Bank, Bank of Boston, and Bank America now are joining the traditional ranks of insurance companies, "buy-out" firms, and wealthy individuals who use private equity investments to reap higher returns.
A recent private letter ruling, (14) however, does support, by implication, the equity status of CAPs.
On average, the next two to five years will see Japanese investors' increase their allocation to private equity by more than three times.
Moreover, this new merchant banking authority is in addition to--and does not replace--the authority that bank holding companies have under other provisions of the Bank Holding Company Act to engage in equity investment activities.
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MIPS have been a major source of aggravation for the IRS; since MIPS and similar hybrid securities were first approved as equity for balance sheet purposes, taxpayers have issued an estimated $30 billion in MIPS.
Pursuant to the Equity Office merger, Equity Office's common shareholders are entitled to receive $55.
One is that the growth of private equity is a classic example of the way organizational innovation, aided by regulatory and tax changes, can ignite activity in a particular market.
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