private company

private company
A company which is not a public company and which is not allowed to offer its shares to the general public. London Stock Exchange Glossary

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   A company not listed on a stock exchange and which therefore cannot offer its shares to the public.

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private company UK US noun [C]
FINANCE a company that is owned by one person or a small group of people, for example a family, and whose shares are not traded on a stock market: »

A private company can pay its directors whatever it chooses.

Compare PUBLIC COMPANY(Cf. ↑public company)
ECONOMICS a company that is not owned by the government: »

private and state-run companies

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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