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Missing: Public Companies

Why is the number of publicly traded companies in the U.S. declining?

Alix Stuart, | US
March 22, 2011

yes, hidden agenda.

Agree with SCOT GOLDRING. Declining of *US* listings and financing of small companies are two different topics, only slightly overlapping.

Posted by Christophe Richard | March 24, 2011 05:20 am

Poor conclusions

There are many other potential reasons why the number of small public companies is declining - listing regulations, private capital, reluctance of owners to dilute holdings. It almost sounds like the authors had an advance agenda.

Posted by Scot Goldring | March 23, 2011 07:36 pm

Excess Regulation

I am thinking it has more to do with cost of SOX compliance and the lack of flexibility that is associated with publicly traded companies. Private companies are far more cost effective and positioned to repsond quicker to client needs. Some might even goes so far as to say that it is distrust of the markets; why else do we see companies being taken private again.

Posted by Vern Shahan | March 23, 2011 02:23 pm

On the other hand

Maybe this means that private companies have adequate access to capital without resorting to being publicly traded.

Posted by Roland Cycan | March 23, 2011 11:39 am

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