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An asset class consisting of equity securities and debt, which is invested in an operating company that is not publicly traded on a stock exchange. A private equity investment is typically made by a firm that specializes in private equity, venture capitalist or an angel investor. Each investor category has different goals, preferences and investment strategies; however, all provide working capital to nurture expansion, new product development, or restructuring of the company’s operations, management, or ownership.
1. A situation regarded as unwelcome, harmful and needing to be overcome. 2. A perceived gap between the existing state and the desired state. 3. A question or matter involving doubt, uncertainty or difficulty.
1. The state of producing. 2. The state of creating desirable or useful results.
1. Of, relating to, engaged in, or suitable for a profession: lawyers, doctors, and other professional people. 2. Conforming to the standards of a profession: professional behavior. 3. Engaging in a given activity as a source of livelihood or as a career: a professional writer. 4. Performed by persons receiving pay: professional consultant. 5. Having or showing great skill; expert: a professional repair job. 6. A person following a profession, especially a learned profession. 7. One who earns a living in a given or implied occupation: hired a professional to build the house. 8. A skilled practitioner; an expert.