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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But she said going public forced them to leave their comfort zones, and become more responsible as a company.
The best example of a company going public right as its growth was decelerating but before the momentum story fell apart might be Snap.
Titled 'Going public: The journey to sustainable growth', the forum discussed the role of IPOs in achieving sustainable growth and brought together 153 senior executives from 91 companies, including leading private, family and government businesses as well as IPO advisors.
Going public also means sharing more information about the company.
Even though going public is by no means a simple process, there are advantages for companies to do so, which include access to capital to fund business growth.
Going public means you need to be a bigger company with more revenues, and it may interfere with you being a lean operation.
IPO companies, lawyers, and market professionals will find step-by-step information beginning with the elements of getting ready to go public--corporate housekeeping, accounting preparation, pre-IPO acquisitions, financial planning for executives, assembling the team--through going public, and being public.
"I guess if I were going to be mad with Sam about anything, it would be over the fact that I always felt we could have gotten by without going public.
* A private company decides to raise money by selling shares to the public for the first time in what's known as an initial public offering (commonly known as "going public").
They are in the same position as me and are thanking me for going public, wishing me well or just wanting to talk to someone else going through this devastating loss of identity.
"Going public would benefit Facebook in lots of ways, namely having public currency to do acquisitions.
"Going public" is an important weapon for presidents as they seek legislative victories in Congress (Kernell 1986).