private equity offering

Definition

Small stakes in a business sold directly to select individuals or firms but not to the general public.

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You should always try to do your research and make sure you are getting a good deal before making a private equity offering.

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They needed to raise more capital to expand their new business, so they issued a private equity offering to groups of wealthy investors.

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Steve sold me part of his lawn mowing business as a private equity offering. we agreed on payback terms and I think I made a good decision.

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