private company


A company whose shares are not traded on the open market. opposite of public company.

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They were a private company and they were the ones that were trading between different companies that we did not associate with.

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The locally owned business is going to remain a private company as the owners do not want the public to own any part of the company.

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Frustrated by the demands of investors that wanted to boost the company's short-term dividends in exchange for long-term investments, Michael Dell and Silver Lake Management converted their computer corporation back into a private company in 2013 so that they could have more control regarding business decisions.

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