“A distribution of profits to preferred equity Investors that is made before distributions are made to common equity Investors. Preferred returns can relate to the return of invested capital and/or a percentage return on the invested capital. The specific terms of the return are specified in the Issuer’s Articles of Incorporation (for a C Corporation) or Operating Agreement (for an LLC). See “Private Equity Term Sheet: Typical Terms and Conditions” for additional terms. A term related to equity issuance.”

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