private offering

noun

Legal Definition of private offering

: the sale of an issue of securities directly by the issuer to one or a few large investors without any public offering

called also private placement

— compare public offering

Note: A private offering is exempt from the requirements of filing a registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission and distributing prospectuses to potential buyers before the sale.

Comments on private offering

What made you want to look up private offering? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

concealment of treason or felony

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!