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Definition of

private placing

Stockholding & Investments

sale of securities directly to investors the sale of securities directly to institutions for investment rather than resale.

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  • Equity Issues by Listed Companies: Rights Issues and Other Methods
    by Seth Armitage
    This article is about issues of shares to investors by companies that are already listed on a stock exchange. Such issues are often called rights issues, although in fact the rights issue is only one of several issue methods used. Other methods will also be discussed here. A generic term for issues by listed companies is seasoned equity offers (SEOs).
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    Listed companies can also raise cash via a placing. This is a method of selling shares and other financial securities in the primary market. Securities are offered to the sponsors or brokers of private clients and/or a narrow group of investors.

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  • Understanding and Accessing Private Equity for Small and Medium Enterprises

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Definitions of ’private placing’ and meaning of ’private placing’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’private placing’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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