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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Calculating a company's PE value

My friend has a startup comapny. The company licenses a software for public participation (example: a municipality wants to conduct a survey/discussion between it's citizens regarding changes they ...
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Can I purchase shares of a privately held company as a non-accredited, non-US citizen?

I have a relationship with an individual in the US who owns a company that hopes to go public one day. I believe in his venture and would like to take part as an investor. However, I am not a US ...
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how to transfer ownership of private illiquid shares and what is cost basis?

I own a few shares of a private firm. The shares are registered at Carta, but trading is not allowed. How can I transfer the ownership to my son so that the cost basis would be the price I bought them ...
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Which type of organization should I choose to register in Germany to minify taxes for a non-profit software products

I'm (being a resident of Germany) going to introduce a software foundation - keep in mind though that I'm using term "software foundation" in a non-legal sense; and actually the goal of this ...
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Why would a company prevent their employees from selling their pre-IPO equity?

I have heard and read that some non-publicly traded companies prevent their employees from selling their pre-IPO equity. Why would they have such a policy? For example, from How to Sell Private ...
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What is the name for a company formed only to make an investment?

What do you call it when someone gets X number of people who all want to invest in Y company; so u create a corp where equity is spread among them, and this corp invests in X company? Sounds like an ...
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Does companyA with majority shares to companyB always/often have the decision?

I have read that companyA now have 60% shares of companyB. Does it mean that companyA have the business decisions for CompanyB? or this still depends on the agreement or board seat?
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Self Assessment from Abroad due to Private Limited Company Unpaid Directorship

I left the UK for good years ago, but I still have a private limited company there (that I own 100%) and because of that I have to file self assessment which is just a series of zeros in every input ...
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Can US private companies issue publicly-traded bonds?

In the United States, can private companies issue publicly-traded bonds? If so, are these bonds usually available to retail investors, or are they restricted to accredited investors? Where do these ...
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What are Fringe benefit employee contributions?

While preparing my company tax return, i came across this curious phrase in the Australian Company income tax return guide (link here) Fringe benefit employee contributions Employee contributions ...
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Taxation on LLC capital gains

If I formed an LLC with private investors and had short-term capital gains then, Are the capital gains taxed on the amount excluding the dividends/profits paid to investors? Will the investors have ...
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How does private equity work in a public mutual fund?

For example, I'm invested in FGCKX, which contains SpaceX, Reddit, and Juul equity, and some other companies not publically-traded. How is the day-to-day price determined for these? For a follow-up ...
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Private company investment

When someone or a company invests in a startup, does the existing owner take some money from the new investment? For example, if Amazon invested $2 billion in my company, can I take some from it for ...
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Tax on dividends from a limited company when a higher rate taxpayer

I am a higher rate taxpayer and want to do some work on the side. I've already secured the work but I am now wondering if I should use a personal company or not. What I do not understand is the tax on ...
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How to buy private company stock using a registered account (e.g. LIRA, RRSP)?

I would like to invest is a private company using money from my LIRA (locked in retirement account). I know this is allowed, similar to holding private mortgages under these accounts, but how do I ...
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Why does private equity have a higher fee structure than public markets?

I'm trying to understand why private equity tends to have higher fee structures than public markets. My hunch is that it takes more skill/risk to manage illiquid assets. I'd also imagine more due ...
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Why is it ever a good idea to found a company?

I have a side project with a few friends that's gradually getting more serious. We're nearly at the stage where we'll be taking some early clients, which is really exciting after about a year of ...
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How to depreciate in terms of taxes?

So, Let's say I have a very small business and I make about 10,000 USD in sales. Let's assume there are 0 expenses. So, my profit is about 10,000 USD for that year. Assume the tax rate on the ...
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Ownership of unlisted foreign corporation

I am a naturalized US citizen born in the UK, living in America. Can I buy stock in a privately held German company which is not listed on any stock exchange?
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How can I sell my shares in a privately-owned company I used to be employed by?

Basically, I was a software developer at a company and I was issued some stock options early on, before the company grew significantly. The company then hired a CEO who pledged to take the company ...
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Weighing unvested RSU's against stock options in a job offer

I currently have unvested restricted stock units with my employer. It's a very stable publicly-traded company. I received a job offer from a private company hoping to IPO in the next few years and ...
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Approximate cost of making a shell company

Hi. I was thinking about making a company to hide a plane I am thinking of buying. A helpful person suggested to make a shell company since planes can be registered to companies and FAA site doesn't ...
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What is a reasonable discount on the share price for a 25% holding?

One party controls 75% of the shares and voting rights of a small private company. The other party controls 25%. The larger party wants to buy out the smaller party to own 100%. The shares were ...
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Purchase Stock but cannot pay AMT

I was released by my company and I had to purchase my ISO's within 60 days of leaving the company or lose them. The issue is to purchase them would mean around a $1.2m AMT & State Tax Bill next ...
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“Marked down as someone wanting to sell shares.” What does that mean?

A few years ago I and a few friends created a company based on the web. During the raising funds period, we got a plan for $500,000 for 20% and we got investors. The last news about investors that I ...
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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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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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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 ...