silent partner


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Silent partner

A partner in a business who has no role in management but shares in the liability, tax responsibility, and cash flow.

Silent Partner

In a partnership, a partner who owns a share in the company's equity, but does not take part in management. A partner provides capital in order to fund the company's operations and is liable for loss up to the amount of an investment. A silent partner is also responsible for at least a portion of the company's tax liability. Less commonly, a silent partner is called a sleeping partner.

silent partner

A member of a partnership who does not take active part in management and who is not publicly recognized as a partner.

silent partner

A partnership investor without any voting power or authority. See limited partnership.

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