An issue of shares where the issuing house places the shares directly with its own client base rather than inviting applications for the shares from outside third parties. A method of issuing shares where a company is obtaining a listing for the first time. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
See also offer for subscription, offer for sale, intermediaries offer and introduction. This method of issuing securities is also common in bond markets. Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein financial glossary
An arrangement whereby a new issue of shares are not offered to the general public, but instead are sold to a small number of investors, usually, institutions investors such as pension funds. Financial Services Glossary
It is a method of flotation in which a company issues shares to a select group of institutional investors. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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placing plac‧ing [ˈpleɪsɪŋ] noun [countable, uncountable]
FINANCE the sale by a financial institution of shares, bonds etc for a company, or a particular quantity of shares etc sold in this way; = OFFERING; PLACEMENT:

• The share issue will be through placings in the UK and internationally.

• the placing of 1.2 million shares

ˌprivate ˈplacing also ˌprivate ˈplacement
[countable] FINANCE the act of selling shares etc to a group of investors directly without offering them openly on a financial market:

• companies that raise capital through private placings

ˈvendor ˌplacing
[countable] FINANCE a sale of shares by a company, done in order to provide the finance which will allow it to buy all or part of another company:

• It is raising £11.8 million in a vendor placing to finance its acquisition of the company.

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   A sale of new shares directly to institutional investors, bypassing the public.
   ► See also Flotation, IPO.

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placing UK US /ˈpleɪsɪŋ/ noun [C or U]
See also PRIVATE PLACING(Cf. ↑private placing), VENDOR PLACING(Cf. ↑vendor placing)

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