the act of finding a single buyer or a group of institutional buyers for a large number of shares in a new company or a company that is going public
the placing of a line of shares
finding a purchaser for a block of shares which was overhanging the market

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He got in trouble for placing the item back in a place that it did not belong and it made him very unhappy.

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You should try to make sure that you are placing the right people in the spots that they can have the most success.

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Before their initial IPO, Facebook used placing of its shares for private investors in the company before their initial public offerings on the market in order to raise capital and to use for investments.

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