Chapter 7: Bankruptcy liquidation | Stocks and bonds | Finance & Capital Markets | Khan Academy | Summary and Q&A

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TL;DR

This video explains the different ways a company can raise capital (equity and debt) and discusses the hierarchy of debt repayment in the event of bankruptcy.

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Questions & Answers

Q: How can companies raise capital?

Companies can raise capital through equity (selling shares) or debt (borrowing money), and they can also generate earnings to reinvest in the business.

Q: Who are the equity holders?

Equity holders are the owners of the company and may include angel investors, venture capitalists, and shareholders who have bought shares of the company.

Q: What happens in bankruptcy liquidation?

In liquidation, bankrupt companies sell off their assets, and the proceeds are distributed to debt holders based on seniority. Equity holders typically receive nothing.

Q: What is the difference between liquidation and reorganization bankruptcy?

Liquidation bankruptcy involves selling off assets because the business is not viable, while reorganization bankruptcy aims to keep the business running and restructure the debt.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • Companies can raise capital through equity (selling shares) or debt (borrowing money).

  • Equity holders are the owners of the company, while debt holders are lenders.

  • In bankruptcy, debt holders with seniority get repaid first, followed by less senior debt holders, and equity holders often lose their investment.

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