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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.
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This paper starts with a review of the current literature identifying organizational and institutional forces affecting the decision to go private. Several hypotheses are then developed and tested regarding the governance variables that might differ between corporations that went private before 2008 and those that engaged in the transition between 2008 and 2011.
Dell's decision to go private will not change Purdue University's plans to purchase equipment from Dell, said Gerry McCartney, chief information officer at the university.
Our results indicate that SOX increased the propensity of public firms to go private, but that impact has been mitigated over time.
Lehn and Poulsen (1989), Denis (1992), and Opler and Yitman (1993) support the free cash flow hypothesis, while Servaes (1994) and Kieschnick (1998) argue that it cannot explain public firms' decisions to go private. Weir and Laing (2002) and Weir, Laing, and Wright (2005a) investigate the United Kingdom and find no evidence of excess free cash flow in firms going private.
Tribune had offered to buy 126 million shares at $34 per share as the first step in the deal -- led by Chicago real estate mogul Sam Zell -- to go private through an ESOP (employee stock ownership plan).
At Glasgow Royal Infirmary last week, I was told the maximum age limit was 38 years old and I would have to go private."
I don't know how I'll pay for it if I have to go private."
Rather than putting up with Sarbox, CEOs of smaller public companies are tempted to go private or stay private.
Conservative plans to subsidise the operations of patients who opt to leave the NHS and go private would be illegal, Health Secretary John Reid claimed yesterday.
(1) Another study noted that the number of public companies that have announced plans to go private increased by more than 30% in the five fiscal quarters since the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act as compared to the same period prior to its passage.
BRITAIN'S top universities will go private to avoid government targets on admitting state school pupils, academics have predicted.
These people, the Plaid Cymru, the NHS Trust, the doctors, are clearly in denial, do they honestly not see whether abortions go private or NHS, an abortion kills a fellow human being?
The Bedford Heights company will ask shareholders to approve the motion to go private at its annual meeting in April.
"Since the introduction of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the median size of announced going-private transactions [has more than halved], from $81 million to $39 million, and the number of proposed buyouts involving the management team as the method chosen to go private has increased approximately 80 percent," Grant Thornton said.
The Washington (D.C.) Suburban Sanitary Commission discusses whether to go private and become a regulated utility.