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go public
a. (of a private company) to issue shares for subscription by the public
b. to reveal publicly hitherto confidential information
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Both companies and investors should look at the situation as an opportunity rather than as a challenge, because although IPO prices could discourage firms from going public, it is sensible to say that those who do otherwise have a strong potential to deliver good returns to the investors who buy the shares.
Customers have been paying close attention to issues such wether they need to go public and how to prepare for going public.
Early studies of going public adopted a "political capital" theory in which the president could move public opinion rather easily, simply through the exertion of effort (Kernell 1986).
Going public will help attract public participation in the business, and bring in the corporate governance and transparency that comes with going public.
Why Should a Company Consider Going Public or Staying Public?
Venture capital firms expect executives to be able to manage "hypergrowth," a period of rapid expansion following investment in the business that may lead to the company's going public.
As the Wall Street Journal pointed out in April, Internet companies going public regularly provide investors with immense amounts of information about the risks involved, and if they choose to ignore these warnings by failing to carefully read the prospectus, they do so at their own peril.
Among the reasons to consider incorporating are: going public, making the S election, the attractiveness of shareholder-employee status, the corporate reorganization provisions, and the disappearing line between corporate and non-corporate businesses for deferred compensation and employment tax purposes.
By going public you face increased regulatory and investor scrutiny and may have to answer hard questions from unfamiliar sources.
Young tech firms go public on the strength of their innovative promise, and going public provides them with cash to double down on their research and development.
going public on its own market during 2009 are becoming increasingly murky due to slumping equity markets and the bourse's own eroding profits amid the global financial crisis.
A company that is going public frequently lavishes executives and employees with potentially lucrative stock option grants at the time of the company's initial public offering (IPO)--grants that will be worth far more than their weight in gold if the company's stock experiences a run-up in share price.