To float or not?

Some of the fastest-growing companies on both sides of the Atlantic have opted to stay in private hands, forgoing the markets during a crucial growth stage
by Bethan Rees

Deciding whether to float a company on a stock market is an important decision that a privately-owned business might consider at a certain point in its development. 

For example, at the time of writing, the biggest initial public offering (IPO – when a private company or corporation raises investment capital by offering its stock to the public for the first time) in the world is Alibaba Group Holding, an ecommerce company which listed on the New York Stock Exchange in September 2014, and to date has raised approximately US$21.77bn, according to Statista
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Published: 06 Nov 2018
  • Wealth Management
  • The Review
  • Capital Markets & Corporate Finance
  • featured
  • private equity
  • London Stock Exchange
  • IPO
  • Financial markets
  • capital markets

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