Private Placement

Private Placement (Debt and Equity) - Offerings of securities which do not involve public registration of the underlying security with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC).  They are discreetly offered and sold to investors, historically in a non-public manner (i.e. without public advertising).  However, a new SEC Rules authorize general solicitations for privately placed securities under Regulation D which are only purchased by Accredited Investors (see Rule 506c) and through Crowdfunding.