going private

Process by which a publically owned company becomes a privately held company. Causing of a class of equity securities to be delisted from a national securities exchange or the causing of a class of equity securities which is authorized to be quoted in an interdealer quotation system of a registered national securities exchange to cease to be so authorized. Nearly all attempts to go private utilize variations of one or more of a limited number of basic techniques. These include (in probable order of frequency):
(1) A cash tender offer to purchase all outstanding publically held shares by the issuer, its management or an affiliated entity;
(2) a merger or consolidation of the issuer with, or the sale of its assets to, anotner corporation controlled by management of the issuer;
(3) an exchange offer (almost always involving a debt security) by the issuer, its management or an affiliated entity; and
(4) a reverse stock split.

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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