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English definition of “unlisted company”

unlisted company

noun [C]
 
 
(UK also unquoted company)
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET a company whose shares are not traded on a stock exchange: Where a listed company makes a reverse takeover offer for an unlisted company it is required to obtain its shareholders' approval. You can buy shares in private, unlisted companies through a solicitor or accountant, or direct from existing shareholders. → Compare listed company
(Definition of unlisted company from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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