What does carried interest mean?

carried interest meaning in Law Dictionary

in finance, is a share for the profits of a successful cooperation which compensated into the manager of the partnership (a private equity fund or hedge fund) as a form of compensation which created as a reason into manager to increase performance of this financial investment.

carried interest meaning in Business Dictionary

part of profits realized from the sale of an investee firm or of profit understood because of the company, reserved as a motivation for the investing venture capitalist and/or the handling of the firm.