privately held

privately held
privately held UK US adjective (also privately owned)
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used to describe a company whose shares cannot be traded on a stock market: »

a privately held company/firm/subsidiary


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • privately-held — ˌprivately ˈheld adjective FINANCE a privately held company is one whose shares cannot be bought by the public : • Marilyn Carlson Nelson runs one of the biggest privately held companies in America, Carlson Companies, which she took over as… …   Financial and business terms

  • Privately held company — A privately held company or close corporation is a business company owned either by non governmental organizations or by a relatively small number of shareholders or company members which does not offer or trade its company stock (shares) to the… …   Wikipedia

  • privately held — adjective Of a corporation or other business, owned by a small number of people, and not having shares of ownership sold via a stock exchange or other public market. Syn: closely held …   Wiktionary

  • privately held corporation — noun a corporation owned by a few people; shares have no public market • Syn: ↑closed corporation, ↑close corporation, ↑private corporation • Hypernyms: ↑corporation, ↑corp • Hyponyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • privately owned — UK US adjective ► FINANCE, STOCK MARKET PRIVATELY HELD(Cf. ↑privately held) ► ECONOMICS used to describe an industry, organization, or business that is not owned by a government: »a privately owned airline/hospital »privately owned land/property …   Financial and business terms

  • privately — private pri‧vate [ˈpraɪvt] adjective [only before a noun] 1. private property, businesses, activities etc are owned or paid for by people and companies, rather than the government: • They transferred ownership of thousands of companies from the… …   Financial and business terms

  • Held — Hold Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • closely held — adjective Of a corporation or other business, owned by a small number of people, and not having shares of ownership sold via a stock exchange or other public market. Syn: privately held …   Wiktionary

  • To held in — Hold Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Closely Held Corporation — Any company that has only a limited number of shareholders. Closely held corporation stock is publicly traded on occasion, but not on a regular basis. These entities differ from privately owned firms that issue stock that is not publicly traded.… …   Investment dictionary

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