REASONS TO GO PUBLIC
There exists a significant number of benefits and advantages in going public and being a publicly traded company. Public companies generally enjoy a higher valuation than private companies. In addition, being a public company opens many doors to accessing capital markets and significantly reduces the barriers to future offerings. Increased liquidity is a feature that greatly attracts new investors, while the gained prestige and visibility in the market further enhances company business and reputation.
Going public is not for everybody. However, with the right circumstances, proper management structure, and suitable business model, the advantages in being a public company can heavily outweigh those of being a private company.
METHODS FOR GOING PUBLIC
STOCK EXCHANGES IN CANADA AND USA: