When a company offers to issue shares to the public, it is called an IPO. As opposed to this, when a company offers to sell the shares to private funds or investment bankers or venture capitalists, it is known as private equity.These shares are not listed in the stock exchange since they are not public offers
Generally, Private equity funds are the pools of capital invested by private equity firms. Categories of private equity investment include leveraged buyout, venture capital, growth capital, angel investing, mezzanine capital and others
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The purchase typically has a small equity investment (from 5% to 20%) and a large amount of debt. The debt will usually include a mix of bank loans, notes and bonds.
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