Glossary

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# A B C D E F G H I JK L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ

Going Private

Transformation of a publicly-listed company into a privately-owned company. The incumbent management generally remains in place and participates in the company either through a repurchase of the shares traded on the stock exchange or through the purchase of all traded shares by a third party.

Going Public

A company is listed on the stock exchange. In addition, one of the exit variants for portfolio companies belonging to private equity firms.