Meaning of private placement

pri'vate place'ment

Pronunciation: [key]
— Finance. Finance.
  1. a sale of an issue of securities by the issuing company directly to a limited number of investors, often only one or two large institutional investors, such as a bank or an insurance company (opposed to public offering): required to be cleared but not registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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