Privately Held Company
- A company with a small number of shareholders that is not publically traded on a stock exchange. Privately held companies can exist as sole proprietorships, partnerships, or corporations. Also known as a "privately owned business," "close corporation," "unquoted company," or an "unlisted company."
privately owned business, close corporation, unlisted company, unquoted company
Related Terms and Acronyms
- Business (busn) — Abbreviation,
- A company, either for-profit or non-profit.
- Commercial, industrial or professional activities undertaken by an entity.
- Economic activities of a given type.
- Common Stock (CS) — Acronym,
- A security that allocates partial ownership in a corporation, but at a lower standing than preferred stocks.
- Corporation — Definition,
- A legal entity that is legally separate from its owners and employees.
- Incorporated Business — Definition,
- A company that exists as a corporation.
- Initial Public Offering (IPO) — Acronym,
- When shares of a corporation become available to the public for the first time.
- Preferred Stock — Definition,
- A type of security that signifies part ownership in a corporation and is given preferential treatment over common stocks.
- Publicly Traded Company — Definition,
- A company that is sold on a stock exchange.
- Revenue — Definition,
- Money earned by a company from its business activities.
- Sole Proprietorship — Definition,
- A business owned by an individual where no legal distinction is made between the business and the owner.
- Stock — Definition,
- A share of the ownership of a company.