Browse Definitions :
Definition

private equity

Contributor(s): Ivy Wigmore

Private equity is funds belonging to high net worth individuals and organizations that are held to target investment opportunities, such as startups and IPOs (initial public offerings).

Venture capital (VC), probably the best known example of private equity, is one type of risk capital: funding invested, or available for investment, in an enterprise that offers the probability of profit along with the possibility of loss.

Other sources of private equity include angel investors and hedge funds. An angel investor is an individual who invests private funds in a company or product for personal reasons such as a desire to advance a technology or a belief in a product. A hedge fund is sourced by a group of investors that seeks to realize large capital gains through high-risk methods like investing borrowed money.

This was last updated in April 2016

Continue Reading About private equity

Start the conversation

Send me notifications when other members comment.

Please create a username to comment.

-ADS BY GOOGLE

File Extensions and File Formats

Powered by:

SearchCompliance

SearchSecurity

  • GPS jamming

    GPS jamming is the process of using a frequency transmitting device to block or interfere with radio communications.

  • time-based one-time password (TOTP)

    A time-based one-time password (TOTP) is a temporary code, generated by an algorithm, for use in authenticating access to ...

  • Security Operations Center (SOC)

    A security operations center (SOC) is a command center facility for a team of IT professionals with expertise in information ...

SearchHealthIT

SearchDisasterRecovery

  • disaster recovery team

    A disaster recovery team is a group of individuals focused on planning, implementing, maintaining, auditing and testing an ...

  • cloud insurance

    Cloud insurance is any type of financial or data protection obtained by a cloud service provider. 

  • business continuity software

    Business continuity software is an application or suite designed to make business continuity planning/business continuity ...

SearchStorage

  • SSD (solid-state drive)

    An SSD (solid-state drive) is a type of nonvolatile storage media that stores persistent data on solid-state flash memory.

  • NAND flash memory

    NAND flash memory is a type of nonvolatile storage technology that does not require power to retain data.

  • storage class memory (SCM)

    Storage class memory (SCM) is a type of NAND flash that includes a power source to ensure that data won't be lost due to a system...

Close