Business associate who shares equity in a firm. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

* * *

I. partner part‧ner 1 [ˈpɑːtnə ǁ ˈpɑːrtnər] noun [countable]
1. COMMERCE a company that works with another company in a particular activity, or invests in the same activity:

• British Airways is actively seeking partners for joint ventures.

• The company and its equity partners have invested in six energy projects.

ˈlead ˌpartner COMMERCE
the most important partner in a partnership between two or more companies, for example the one that invests the most money:

• The company, including lead partner Ohbayashi Corp. will build a control tower for the planned airport.

ˈmerger ˌpartner FINANCE
a company that merge S (= combines) with another company:

• The company is seeking a merger partner as a way to raise its capital levels.

straˌtegic ˈpartner COMMERCE
a company that another company works with because doing so is important for its development:

• The airline was looking at TWA as a strategic partner to help it become a world airline.

2. COMMERCE someone who starts a new business with someone else by investing in it:

• Like all new business partners, the three founders of the company hoped for smooth teamwork.

ˌsleeping ˈpartner also ˌsilent ˈpartner COMMERCE
a partner who invests in a business but does not take an active part in managing it
ˌworking ˈpartner also ˌactive ˈpartner COMMERCE
a partner who takes an active part in the running of a business:

• Our proposal is that we do business together as working partners with a common interest.

3. a member of certain types of business or professional groups, for example partnerships of lawyers, architects etc:

• Donald Andres, a tax partner at accountants Ernst & Young

ˌgeneral ˈpartner COMMERCE
a full member of a partnership:

• Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. is adding two general partners, further expanding its leadership.

ˌjunior ˈpartner COMMERCE
a partner in a partnership who is less important than a senior partner, but may become a senior partner later
ˈlead ˌpartner COMMERCE
another name for senior partner
ˈmanaging ˌpartner COMMERCE
a very important partner who makes management decisions in a partnership:

• Mr Hielscher, formerly a senior partner, was promoted to chief operating officer and managing partner.

ˈsenior ˌpartner COMMERCE
an important partner in a partnership:

• deals arranged by senior partners

4. also economic partner, ˈtrade partner, ˈtrading ˌpartner ECONOMICS a country that invests in another or is invested in by another, or that trades with another:

• China is an important economic partner and provider of oil for North Korea.

• Exports won't boom this year because so many of America's major trading partners are going through tough times, too.

  [m0] II. partner partner 2 verb [intransitive, transitive]
to be someone's partner in a business project:

• Creative Labs have partnered another company to design and produce some of the best speakers on the market today.

partner ( up) with somebody

• The cellular phone company has partnered with a company that lays phone lines in urban areas to compete with local phone carriers.

• The company has partnered up with a number of stores to provide a flower delivery service.

* * *

partner UK US /ˈpɑːtnər/ noun [C]
a person or organization you are closely involved with in some way: »

Lauren opened the design studio with her business partner Myra.


The two companies are partners in a contract to build a new power station.

WORKPLACE, FINANCE one of the owners of a company: a partner in sth »

He's a partner in an accounting firm.

a partner at sth »

She's a partner at a law firm.

the person you are married to or living with as if you were married, or the person you are having a sexual relationship with: »

This is my partner, Alex.

See also ACTIVE PARTNER(Cf. ↑active partner), GENERAL PARTNER(Cf. ↑general partner), JUNIOR PARTNER(Cf. ↑junior partner), LEAD PARTNER(Cf. ↑lead partner), MANAGING PARTNER(Cf. ↑managing partner), MERGER PARTNER(Cf. ↑merger partner), SENIOR PARTNER(Cf. ↑senior partner), SILENT PARTNER(Cf. ↑silent partner), SLEEPING PARTNER(Cf. ↑sleeping partner), TRADING PARTNER(Cf. ↑trading partner), WORKING PARTNER(Cf. ↑working partner)
partner UK US /ˈpɑːtnər/ verb [I or T]
WORKPLACE, FINANCE if a company or person partners with another, they work together: partner with sb/sth »

We've partnered with virtually every company in the industry over the years.


As a long-term investor, I look forward to partnering with management and employees.


We will not be buying any companies, as our policy is to partner.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • partner — part·ner n: one of two or more persons associated as joint principals in carrying on a business for the purpose of enjoying a joint profit: a member of a partnership; specif: a partner in a law firm dormant partner: silent partner in this entry… …   Law dictionary

  • Partner — als Beteiligte, Partnerschaft als Gesamtheit bezeichnet: Partnerschaft (Beziehung), eine soziale Gemeinschaft die Inhaber einer Partnerschaftsgesellschaft (Deutschland) (zum Beispiel einer Sozietät) in dieser schließen sich Angehörige Freier… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • partner — partner, copartner, colleague, ally, confederate all denote an associate but they differ markedly in connotation and are not freely interchangeable. Partner implies especially an associate in a business (partnership) or one of two associates (as… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Partner — Sm std. (19. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus ne. partner, das von ne. part Teil abhängig ist. Umbildung aus me. parcenēr n., das auf afrz. parconier zurückgeht. Dieses aus l. partiōnārius Teilhaber (zu l. partītio f. Teilung , über l. partīrī… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • partner — pȁrtner m DEFINICIJA 1. a. onaj koji zajedno s kim sudjeluje u izvedbi čega u paru [plesni partner] b. protivnik u sportu, kartanju i sl. [šahovski partner; kartaški partner]; suigrač 2. bračni suputnik ili onaj koji dijeli intimnosti s drugim… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • Partner — Part ner (p[aum]rt n[ e]r), n. [For parcener, influenced by part.] 1. One who has a part in anything with an other; a partaker; an associate; a sharer. Partner of his fortune. Shak. Hence: (a) A husband or a wife. (b) Either one of a couple who… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • partner up — ˌpartner ˈup [intransitive/transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they partner up he/she/it partners up present participle partnering up past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • partner — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mos I, Mc. partnererze; lm M. partnererzy {{/stl 8}}{{stl 20}} {{/stl 20}}{{stl 12}}1. {{/stl 12}}{{stl 7}} osoba, z którą się coś razem robi, z którą bierze się w czymś udział itp. : {{/stl 7}}{{stl 10}}Partner w… …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • partner — / pɑ:tnə/, it. / partner/ s. ingl. [alteraz. di parcener, dal fr. ant. parçonier ], usato in ital. al masch. e al femm. 1. [ciascuno dei componenti una coppia in spettacoli, giochi, sport] ▶◀ compagno. 2. [ognuna delle due persone legate da un… …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • partner — /ˈpartner, ingl. ˈpɑːtnə(r)/ [vc. ingl., dall ant. fr. parçonier, dal lat. partionarius «che ha una parte»] s. m. e f. inv. 1. (nello sport) compagno □ (nello spettacolo) spalla 2. (in un rapporto d amore) compagno CFR. marito, moglie, fidanzato …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Partner — »Teilhaber, Teilnehmer, Kompagnon; Mitspieler, Gegenspieler; Genosse, Gefährte«: Das Wort wurde Anfang des 19. Jh.s aus gleichbed. engl. partner entlehnt. Das engl. Wort ist unter dem Einfluss von engl. part »Teil« umgestaltet aus mengl. parcener …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”