Meaning of “trade sale” in the English Dictionary

"trade sale" in Business English

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trade salenoun [ C ]

uk us

FINANCE the sale of a company, or part of a company, to another business, often in the same industry:

The company said it was looking at a trade sale of 6% of its stock to a strategic partner.
trade sales

[ plural ] COMMERCE sales to other businesses rather than to the public:

He is director of trade sales.

COMMERCE sales by businesses rather than members of the public:

Several internet car sites offer a huge choice of private and trade sales for secondhand buyers.

(Definition of “trade sale” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)