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.

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“Private offering.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/private%20offering. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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