ERM Glossary: Private equity
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Private equity involves equity
securities in (operating) companies that are not quoted on a public exchange.
Investment in private equity often involves the investment of capital in
private companies or the acquisition of a public company that results in the
delisting of public equity. Capital for private equity investment is raised by
retail or institutional investors and used to fund investment strategies such
as leveraged buyouts, venture capital, growth capital, distressed investments
and mezzanine capital.
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