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Question of the week: What is a private placement offering?

In the news last week, a Canadian company announced a private placement offering. That led to the question, what is that exactly? A private placement offering is a way for a company (public or private) to raise capital. However, it differs from a regular public offering where securities are made available for sale in the open market to any type of investor, typically through a stock exchange for common shares.