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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go private

To take a publicly owned company into private ownership, as by a leveraged buyout.
See also: go, private
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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Some companies have gone private and appear to be very happy that way.
This is relevant because of shift in the possible increased incentive to go private since SOX and the possible extra reward (valuation effect) for firms that have gone private since SOX.
Practitioner Kevin Giles is the latest of a number of dentists who have gone private in Whitley Bay after the new dental contract came into force on April 1 last year.
"This is because the cost of a check-up has gone up and many patients have gone private instead, while patients sticking with NHS dentists are on benefits and are exempt from paying.
"What hasn't been talked about is the amount of REIT IPOs that have happened that have essentially replaced all the REITs that have gone private," Case said.
While the improved performance of companies that have gone private commends this wave of activity, it leaves unanswered one enduring and important question: Why can't CEOs of these firms simply deliver this improvement for public investors?
DESPITE worries about whether they would be able to afford it, the Gillespie family from Walton have gone private.
Personally, I think that any dentist who has already gone private, and other dentists who are planning to do the same, who may have had their training at the expense of the taxpayer, via a grant, should be made to pay back any such grant.
More people needing dental care are being turned away as another North East practice has gone private, closing NHS lists.
A patient today told of his disgust at a Stockton dental surgery which has gone private, forcing thousands of people to quit the practice.
Rather than wade knee-deep in Sarbox paperwork or languish on the open market, many small or midsize companies already have gone private since the new regulation went into effect.
"WestPoint Stevens would have been bankrupt if the company had gone private a year ago," said a fixed income analyst.
A third of family doctors have gone private rather than endure delays.
A third of family doctors have gone private and another 13 per cent are considering going private.