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DEFINITION of 'Capital Markets Group'

A division within a larger company that uses its expertise in financial markets to provide financial services to specific types of clients. Capital markets groups can help companies meet a wide variety of financial goals such as raising equity of issuing debt. A capital markets group may provide investment management services, lending services, equity sales and trading, research, consulting services or any number of other types of financial services.

BREAKING DOWN 'Capital Markets Group'

The types of services that may be provided by a capital markets group vary widely and depend on the focus of the company as a whole and on its customers' needs. Examples include helping a healthcare company to lease or finance expensive equipment, helping a young company find investors, helping an existing company expand its operations or even providing financing for a company's customers and other operational tasks such as corporate restructuring.

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