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go private

To take a publicly-traded company into private ownership by having an investor or group of investors purchase all of its outstanding shares. The CEO thinks the company would benefit greatly from going private and avoiding all the regulatory costs and hassles that come with being public.
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go private

To take a publicly owned company into private ownership, as by a leveraged buyout.
See also: go, private
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Rules governing Norway's $1T wealth fund would allow it to stay as an investor in Tesla if the electric automaker goes private, Reuters reports, citing Trond Grande, deputy CEO of the Norwegian fund.
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Results of this study suggest that financial characteristics continue to influence whether a firm is acquired, goes private, or goes bankrupt.
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In addition, implementation of any decision to terminate REIT status must take into account the tax consequences of the loss of REIT status for the year in which the REIT goes private and the distribution requirement for that year.