Recapitalization requires that the private company take on additional debt or reduce their equity by repurchasing shares. Recapitalizations are usually done to alter the ownership of the private company. The main goal of initiating a recapitalization is to keep the private company’s capital structure more stable and, in some cases, boost the stock prices of private companies. Recapitalizations are also done by cash-rich public companies that are threatened by a takeover.