Definitions for "Private Placements"
The sale of a bond or other security directly to a limited number of investors, for example, sale of stocks, bonds, or other investments directly to an institutional investor like an insurance company, avoiding the need for SEC registration if the securities are purchased for investment as opposed to resale.
Stocks, bonds or other investments sold directly to an institutional investor t are intended to be investments and not resold in the secondary market.
A securities offering that is not made available to the general public and is therefore exempt from certain Securities and Exchange Commission requirements. Investors in private placements are usually Qualified Institutional Buyers under Rule 144A