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Questions tagged [private-company]

A private company is a company held under private ownership with shares that are not traded publicly on exchanges.

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How/when to take loss in private company that re-orgs post-Chapter 11 and converts to new/fewer shares?

My wife's company is private. We bought 60 shares x $1k/share 5+ years ago. This past year they (OldCo) went Chapter 11 bankrupt re-emerged from bankruptcy as a new LLC (NewLlc) "There were assets ...
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Should I contribute to my employer's Employee Stock Program (ESPP), and if so how much and only during certain times of the year?

Although it is company-specific, what are your experiences when contributing to ESPP (Employee Stock Program)? More specifically, do you recommend contributing to ESPP in max? Or maybe it is only ...
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What are the risks with investing in private real estate funds via Fundrise?

I recently discovered this real estate investment company, Fundrise, and after doing some research, I’m interested in investing with them. But I’m on the fence about the trustworthiness of their ...
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$10,000 was accidentally transferred to me instead of my company

As a result of a business competition we won for school, $10,000USD was transferred from my University's Accounts Payable department, to me. It should have been transferred to my business, a C-...
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Understanding my company's liabilities

I am seeking to close a UK business I own but I am worried about being hit with a huge tax bill. I have been provided a balance sheet which states the following: TOTAL ASSETS LESS CURRENT ...
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Closing company, what do to with last amount of funds?

So the business is about to be shut down and there is a little bit of funds left over in the business bank account which I do not want/need. According to https://www.gov.uk/strike-off-your-company-...
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Do pension pots get interest? [closed]

Pension pot is the money, the employee and sometimes the employer and the government pay that gets accumulated into pension fund. But my question is, that this pension fund is basically a bank ...
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Risk to buy Equity in a new company which is not listing in stock market? [closed]

I want to invest in a company registered in India but I don't want to be involved in the management or operations. I just want my dividend, if any. What will happen if the company commits fraud or ...
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how to find out if a company has stock/shares to invest in?

Scenario: Lets say I'm walking down main street and a company or two catch my eye as possible investment opportunities. How do I go about finding if they have stock/shares to invest in? Some may ...
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Regulations regarding investing in a private business

There have been a couple of years where, after maxing out contributions to retirement accounts, I've had some disposable money left over that I'd like to invest in something other than publicly traded ...
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What are the perks for owning 100% of shares through IPO? [closed]

I have targeted a company and I am trying to buy out their shares one piece at a time. Their IPO consists 100% of the shares that the company has to offer (no founder / sponsor share). It has ...
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Funding a company launch

I live in Canada and I'm planning to start a company. My question is not about the Business Plan, the initial funds needed or how to hit the market and make money. I currently have a relatively good ...
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Can non-accredited investor remain as a shareholder in private company?

In the US one has to be accredited investor to buy stock in a private company. However, does one still need to be accredited investor in case a public company goes private (i.e. get delisted from ...
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Ownership of shares in a small company

I've been wondering this for a while now: If a small company has 2 shares and person A owns 1 of 2 and person B owns the other 1, what happens to their shares if person C wishes to buy shares. Is it ...
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Is money invested in a company owned by the company?

If someone sells 20% of their company for a $500,000 investment, I assume that means that the investor has a right to 20% of the profits. Would this $500,000 then be owned by the company or by the ...
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How to consider capital assets in DCF analysis?

I'm calculating an enterprise value with the DCF analysis. In DCF I consider revenues - costs, and I also discount reinvestments. These reinvestments are to get more capital. How can I take into ...
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How should I inject working capital into my company?

Me and two partners started a company earlier this year. Each of us owns 33.33% of the shares. Right now we are generating enough income to cover our monthly expenses, but we have already signed new ...
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How is a grant of stock treated from an income tax perspective?

If I go to work for a private company and they give me stock in the company how is that treated from an income perspective? Is the value of the stock just its par value (which can be nominal in a ...
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Do I need to pay myself as a director if I also have a full-time job?

I am a director (one of two directors) of a private Ltd. company that carries out web development work. I also have a full-time job during the week but do the web development in the evenings and ...
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What if company total share value are more and assets are less

Suppose If any company have $10m total valueation and issue the shares than when company have total $12m value but shares are selling at more than that value does it affect anything or is it illegal ...
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Ram Solutions Group, genuine or scammer?

I have received an email from RAM SOLUTIONS GROUP offering to buy my shares at a higher price than I paid. How do I check this company is genuine?
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How should I calculate my shares?

Here's context for my question : note that this is a hypothetical I live in Belgium, Europe (if that is any relevant). I own 50% of the company I work in (as a manager). I've been working here 3 ...
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Find buyer for private stock?

I've got options to exercise "in the money" by March. However, I would like to sell part of the stock I will buy. The company is not publicly traded. In the agreement I've got the right to sell to ...
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As a shareholder in a private company that was acquired, what's the transaction date for my capital gains?

I'm a common shareholder in a US private company acquired in Nov 2017 by a US public company. I'm planning to wait until Jan 2018 to exchange my shares for cash+stock in the acquirer. (The M&A ...
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Is there any advantage to owning equity in a company compared to a royalty agreement?

I'm involved with an LLC company that is looking give me a financial-interest in their company to keep me around and ensure my loyalty. Ordinarily they would simply grant me de-jure equity so I ...
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How can one go short in Uber?

I believe Uber is massively overvalued and it will face down rounds in the near future. Assuming I can use all financial instruments, how could I short Uber?
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Obtaining Private Prospectuses

I am interested in obtaining business model information about private companies. Specifically, I would like to know about things like, areas of growth, short falls, challenges and guidance. How can ...
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Does setting up a company for your own improves credibility?

I have been working as a freelancer for quite a while now. Today, when I am trying to get a car loan, the agency asked me: Are you currently employed and have regular salary? (No) Do you have a ...
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P/E multiples for privately held companies?

Is there any rule of thumb on the valuation of privately held (tech) companies? The long held "average" I have always seen for publicly traded companies is a P/E of 15 (with tech having historically ...
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Would it be tax efficient to create a company to invest though personally

A question, say I have 100k in savings and I pay higher rate tax. In peer to peer saving I could get 8% and there get interest for 8k. And be liable for 3000 tax. So get 5k out. End with 100k ...
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Can a Croatian citizen start a company in Ireland, to reduce income taxes?

I'm a software developer freelancer with Croatian citizenship, and I need to start a company in order to pay income tax. It's my understanding that my home country will incur 20-40% tax based on my ...
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Is it possible to make money off of a private company?

I have been made aware of a UK company that I think will be extremely profitable in the next year or two. It is currently privately held and they compete for market share with Intel and NVidia. Is ...
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If I have equity in a company, can I receive passive income from it?

I'm about to receive equity in a company. Let's say I get 10% ownership. Does that mean that if the company makes $100 in profit every month, they have to give me $10?
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US Company paying for services provided by a foreign company

I (Company) have been paying a foreign company for their work on few of our software products. I expected that it is a expense from our end, The payments over the times roughly adds up to 150K and I ...
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Tax implications of share transfer to family member between UK and Australia

What are the tax implications of an Australian residing in Australia working as a director on a board of a small private UK company transferring shares to a family member in Australia. The shares ...