public company

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public company

a registered company that can offer its shares to the public. Its memorandum of association must state that it is a public company, that its authorized capital is at least the authorized minimum (£50,000) and that its name ends with plc (or public limited company).
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This simply points to the fact that private equity investors looking for those magic multiples will have nowhere else but public markets to look at.
to an agriculture and creative class public market could become a reality by the end of the year if the public financing portion of the deal falls into place.
As administrator of the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, Tangires seems an unlikely, although well-qualified, candidate to write a study of public markets.
The author's discussion of efficiency, what it is and is not, takes place within the world of public goods, a world in which public goods are more and more delivered through public market mechanisms, as governments move more towards `steering' than `rowing'.
This nearly $80 million in private equity investment is not only crucial to help businesses grow but also widely understood to be an interim step before bringing these companies to the public market.
The public markets are forcing REITs to reinvent themselves.
The ruling likely will spur continued growth in the private market fed by increases in the participation by foreign issuers and, perhaps, by domestic issuers drawn from the public market.
Private start-up life sciences companies use at least two different financing strategies: sell the whole company to a larger pharmaceutical company or sell shares of the company on a public market.
The company said net proceeds will go towards acquiring Afren stocks in the public markets, after the current H1 2013 close period expires, and undertake to hold the shares for at least two years.
The public markets will be the primary providers of both equity and debt capital; REITs on the equity side and CMBSs on the debt side.
public markets, the latest declines in volume were led by fixed-income issues, which have declined in value as a direct result of the higher interest rates.
In the past two years, domains have become increasingly recognized as investment assets, earning the attention of institutional buyers and others in the public markets.

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