silent partner

Definition

A business partner who provides capital but does not actively participate in the management of operations.

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You may want to come along as a silent partner if you do not want to be the figure head of the company.

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He was a silent partner for us and did not actively participate in the management of operations, or anything like that.

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Bill acted as a silent partner in John's printing business, and would provide funding for the business to purchase assets while leaving management duties to John.

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