Private equity is an asset class consisting of equity securities in operating
companies that are not publicly traded on a stock exchange. Investments in
private equity most often involves either an investment of capital into an
operating company or the acquisition of an operating company. Capital for
private equity is raised primarily from institutional investor. There is a wide
array of types and styles of private equity and the term private equity has
different connotations in different countries.
Among the most common investment strategies in private equity include leveraged buyouts, venture capital, growth capital, distressed investments and mezzanine capital. In a typical leveraged buyout transaction, the private equity firm buys majority control of an existing or mature firm. This is distinct from a venture capital or growth capital investment, in which the private equity firm typically invests in young or emerging companies, and rarely obtain majority control.
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