Public Offering

A public offering is a sale or equity shares or debt shares by an organization to the public in order to raise funds for the company.

Public Company

A public company is a company with public ownership and has shares that trade on a public exchange market. Because it is public it is required to meet the Securities and Exchange Commission’s strict filing requirements for public companies.


An Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the first listing of a security on a public exchange.

Private Company Tender Offers Blog Post

As discussed in this Cooley Go article on secondary sale transactions of private company stock, a tender offer is one of the ways in which companies can provide liquidity to…

What You Should Know About Warrants Blog Post

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Secondary Sales of Private Company Stock Blog Post

Historically, private company stockholders would be expected to wait until the company went public or was acquired to receive any return on their investment. Over the last several years, however,…

Getting Ready for Your UK IPO Blog Post

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Limited Liability Companies (LLC): The Basics Blog Post

For a general overview of the different types of business entities, see my other article Choosing the Correct Business Entity: The Basics. For a quick reference, see also the chart in our article Comparison…

Comparison of C Corp, S Corp and LLC Entity Types Blog Post

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Patenting AI: What You Should Know Blog Post

With the recent explosion in popularity of generative artificial intelligence (AI), an increasing number of companies are integrating AI into their products and services. This includes companies designing new AI…