Private placement is a form of securities issuance that has no exact definition.
It usually refers to an issue that has been designed for a specific set of investor needs at a particular time.
As such it is not normally expected to be traded in the secondary market and is not a 'public' issue.
It is not normally expected to be listed on an exchange.
A wide variety of securities under various names are private placements.
In Germany, Schuldschein are a form of private placements, for example.
- Assessing the US private placement market from a corporate perspective
- Private bond
- Rule 144A
- Secondary market