General partner

Definition:

A participant who has unlimited liability for the obligations of a partnership. In private equity, the General Partner is the managing partner of the PE company who has unlimited personal liability for the debts and obligations of the Limited partnership and the right to participate in the management. See also:Limited partner.

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Shares of stock paid out to managers only if the company makes certain sales, earnings per share, or other similar criteria.

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