Of a corporation or other business, owned by a small number of people, and not having shares of ownership sold via a stock exchange or other public market.
Privately-held Sentence Examples
There was no oversight as we were a privately held company with full autonomy.
The census estimate of the true value of property constituting the national wealth was limited in an enumeration of 1850 to taxable realty and privately held personalty; in 1900 it covered also exempt realty, government land, and corporation and ptiblic personalty.
The accusation of heresy has usually been dismissed as a slander; but recent investigations make it probable, though not quite certain, that Boniface privately held certain Averroistic tenets, such as the denial of the immortality of the soul.
barracuda networks is a privately held company with headquarters in Cupertino, California.
Sammons is a diversified conglomerate, ranking among the largest privately held companies in the world.