private equity means: These equity shares aren’t traded on any public stock exchange. Private equity is made up of funds and investors who invest in private companies. The investment can take the form of venture capital and leveraged buyouts. When companies receive funding, they usually move through the following stages: early stage – seed stage – growth stage and middle stage. Later stage – later stage. (in Stock Market Dictionary)

What else does private equity mean?

  • A term referring to or concerning equity investments in companies whose stock are held by a small number of owners but not traded publicly. (in Merlin Dictionary)