Definition - What does Recapture mean?
Recapture is a provision in a contract that entitles the seller to gain back an asset or a portion of it from a buyer.
In terms of insurance, it means that a ceding company retrieves the risks it once turned over to a reinsurer.
Insuranceopedia explains Recapture
Mall space for vendors often has a recapture clause. A percentage of the sales of a seller in the mall is usually meant for the mall owner. Failure to so because of lack of sales means a termination of the contract or the voluntary withdrawal of the lessee.
Recapture also occurs in the insurance industry when an insurer that transferred risks to a reinsurer takes them back after a period of time.