Private Equity

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Is a company: no

Is a proper noun: no

Synonyms

  • non-public equity
  • closed equity

Definition of Private Equity

  1. Equity securities that are not openly traded on a stock exchange. Private equity investments are often made by private equity firms, venture capitalists, and angel investors.

Related Terms and Acronyms

  • Housing-equity Partnership Definition,
    • An arrangement in which one buyer lives in a home and the other has an ownership stake as an investment. The partners split the capital gain after the property is sold.
  • Equity Definition,
    • The value of a property minus outstanding mortgage debt and other liens.
    • Ownership in an asset.
  • Startup Company Definition,
    • A recently founded company that works on new products and services.
  • Initial Public Offering (IPO) Acronym,
    • When shares of a corporation become available to the public for the first time.
  • Angel Investors Definition,
    • Private individuals with capital to invest in business enterprises.
  • Return on Equity (ROE) Acronym,
    • A ratio that shows how profitable a company is when compared to shareholder equity.
  • Seed Funding Definition,
    • Money used to start a business.
  • Security Definition,
    • A document stating ownership of a stock or bond.
    • Property designated as collateral.
    • A tradable financial implement that represents ownership, the rights to ownership or debt.
  • Stock Definition,
    • A share of the ownership of a company.
  • Venture Capital (VC) Acronym,
    • Financial capital given to startup companies.
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