private sale Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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private salenoun [C or U]

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FINANCE a ​situation in which ​shares, ​bonds, etc. are ​sold to only a ​smallgroup of ​investors, rather than on an ​openmarket: a private sale of sth The ​companyraised nearly $6 million through a ​privatesale of ​stock to ​investors.
COMMERCE, PROPERTY a ​situation in which ​land, a ​house, etc. is ​sold directly to the ​buyer, rather than through an agent (= someone ​acting for the ​seller): You don't have to ​payestateagents' ​fees if you ​opt for a ​privatesale. He decided to ​sell the ​house by ​privatesale.
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