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Privately placed equity can be defined broadly as investments in stocks of companies not listed on a regulated exchange. A private placement is an unregistered sale of securities by a company, often with the assistance of a financial agent, to a limited number of investors who usually are sophisticated about financial and business matters and able to evaluate the risks of such investments. Private equity placements can range from a small amount for a startup operation to an equity financing underpinning a multi-billion-dollar project. The typical offering size of a private equity placement ranges roughly from USD 3 million to USD 50 million.