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go public

1. To publicize or reveal something. When do you guys plan to go public with your relationship?
2. To become a publicly traded company (which means issuing shares of stock for sale). That company stands to make a lot of money from going public.
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go public

 (with something)
1. to sell to the public shares of a privately owned company. (Securities markets.) The company decided not to go public because the economy was so bad at the time. Well go public at a later time.
2. to reveal something to the public. It's too early to go public with the story. Just let me know when we can go public with this press release.
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go public

Become a publicly held company, that is, issue ownership shares in the form of stock. For example, As soon as the company grows a little bigger and begins to show a profit, we intend to go public . [Mid-1900s]
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go public

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1. If you go public, you make something known to a lot of people, especially through the TV, newspapers, etc. Railtrack and the government went public with their plans for the west coast main line. Several ministers went public to deny the claims.
2. If a company goes public, it stops being privately owned, and people can buy shares in it. On May 14, Rambus, a microchip maker, went public.
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go public

1 become a public company. 2 reveal details about a previously private concern.
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go ˈpublic


1 (of a company) sell shares to the public: We’re hoping to go public early next year.
2 make a public statement about a private matter because you think this is the right thing to do: He decided to go public about his drug problem in order to warn other athletes of the dangers.
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go public

1. in. to sell to the public shares of a privately owned company. (Securities markets.) We’ll go public at a later time.
2. in. to reveal something to the public. (Especially with with, as in the examples.) Just let me know when we can go public with this.
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DETROIT, May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Although almost one in five (19 percent) of the fastest growing companies in America say they are "very likely" to go public over the next three to five years, many are not taking the vital preliminary steps required to do so.
The study showed the time it takes for a start-up company to go public varies depending on its type of business.
The next attempts to go public by black companies had two things in common: Both IPOs featured celebrated African-American entrepreneurs--and both were unsuccessful.
The vote to go public, however, was not without acrimony and some internal strife.
Periods of higher uncertainty can also provide firms with a comprehensive investment prospect, offering them better opportunities to go public.
According to statistics compiled by the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE), as of the end of November, 42 overseas Taiwanese firms had applied to go public via primary listing, half of them from the electronics, biotechnology and medical sectors.
Therefore, the president's decision to go public must be conditional on the president's position being popular.
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According to Menon, this could be a mindset issue as well as public policy issue due to the fact that the current IPO law in the country requires family holdings to sell 55 per cent of the shares of their businesses to the public if they are to go public, and retain only 45 per cent.
Michael Higby, Brian Hay and Michael Trujillo - none of whom who have any direct contact with City Hall other than their interest in politics - made the decision to go public as efforts to uncover their identities increased in recent weeks.
Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404-related costs have had a chilling effect on companies wanting to go public via initial public offerings (IPOs), so exit strategies depend increasingly on the mergers and acquisitions market.
You make it profitable, and after five years we go public and we'll all go to the Riviera.
NewCastle Investment Corporation became the first New York area firm to go public since early July of last summer.