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    leverage

    If the company is heavy leveraged, it's using borrowed money to struggle with an economic slump? If you leverage a company that means that a group of investors makes an acqusition of the target company?

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    Re: leverage

    In this sense, it means that the company was using its assets as leverage to borrow more capital. It was "leveraging" its assets. It is heavy in debt.

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    Re: leverage

    An investment is said to have a high (heavy) leverage, if a large proportion of the company's assets has been bought with borrowed money, i.e. when the company's debt is high compared with the size of its share capital. Such a company is at a disadvantage because the interest it has to pay on its borrowings reduces its earning per share. (after Longman)
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