The latest one even goes a bit further as it was reported that the couple might be on the cusp of going public with
When I assisted in evaluating the pros and cons of going public with
my clients, many were discouraged away from the process before Sarbanes-Oxley."
Smith has worked for publicly held companies in the past, so he is able to discuss the pros and cons of going public with
the family members, but they have never expressed any interest in changing the C corporation family ownership structure.
Besides negative reaction to the news of the attempted hacking, there is at least one other downside to going public with
the information, according to Hartzell.
Ray Link had had no experience with either employee stock ownership plans or IPOs before he became vice president of finance and CFO of Sawtek in 1995, when the company was on the verge of going public with
an ESOP as the dominant shareholder.