private offering


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.

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“Private offering.” Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Oct. 2021.

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