The Emergence Of Shareholders
From a public ownership point of view, a company is effectively created as of its first IPO date. Creating a public company also means creating a broader shareholder base than as a private company, and marketplace interest. One of the most significant transformations going from private to public involves the rapid-fire alteration of the company’s shareholder audience across multiple trajectories. Among the shareholder related events put in motion when a company goes public are:
- The market sees the company for the first time.
- Individual investors begin making the decision whether or not to invest.
- Institutional investors start making the same decision.
- Employees are deciding whether to invest further, or exercise their stock options when the window becomes available.
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