Private Equity Firm

Definition:

Firms that use their own capital or capital raised from investors to take companies private with the aim of running them better and later taking them public or selling them at a profit.

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Deferred compensation

An amount that has been earned but is not actually paid until a later date, typically through a payment plan, pension, or stock option plan.

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