Going Public

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Going Public

Altering the organization of a corporation from ownership and control by a small group of people, as in a close corporation, to ownership by the general public, as in a publicly held corporation.

When a corporation goes public, it opens up the sale of shares of its stock to the public at large.

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The month was filled with activities that included, taking public services to the people, the deployment of senior managers to frontline services and the Thusong Centres.
The union has instructed its 2,000 council-employee members to start taking public transport to their work in RCT communities.
Anyway, there's probably a good reason Geri's started taking public transport again.
In fact, people not taking public transport reported marginally higher rates," Dr Adler noted.
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For some people, advocacy also means taking public positions on a broad spectrum of economic, ethical and professional issues.
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Republicans will sometimes call for taking public broadcasters off the public tit, but you shouldn't expect them to follow through and do it.