PINK SHEETS is a privately owned company whose Electronic Quotation Service provides an Internet-based, real-time quotation service for OTC equities and bonds. The Pink Sheets are not owned or operated by The NASDAQ Stock Market, Inc. or FINRA.
PRIVATE PLACEMENT (DEBT) is the sale of a bond or other security directly to a limited number of investors; used in the context of general equities. For example, sale of stocks, bonds, or other investments directly to an institutional investor like an insurance company, avoiding the need for the registration with the regulator if the securities are purchased for investment as opposed to resale.
IBRD is International Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
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