private equity firm

Definition

Company that is usually made up of a small amount of employees who manage equity securities (private equity) of companies that are not listed on a public exchange. A private equity firm is able to maintain a small in-house staff because if often outsources a lot of the operational functions to other companies.

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You may want to contact a private equity firm and see if they can offer you anything that may help.

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I worked with a private equity firm and I liked my job there because it gave me a lot of different benefits.

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The private equity firm was able to engage in the derivative market to speculate on the direction of specific securities.

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