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Private equity

What is private equity?

Private equity is a type of investment made into private companies, or companies that are not publicly traded on a stock exchange. Private equity firms raise capital from institutional investors and high-net-worth individuals and invest this capital into companies with the goal of improving them and eventually selling them at a profit.

Private equity firms typically employ a range of strategies, including leveraged buyouts, growth capital investments, and venture capital, depending on the life stage of the target company. They often play an active role in managing and improving the company, with the aim of eventually exiting the investment through a sale or initial public offering (IPO) for a return.

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