Why Go Public?

In a recent study conducted by the United States Chamber of Commerce, it was revealed that when owners of private companies sell their companies they receive on average 4 to 6 times the their net earnings. Owners of public companies sold their companies at an average of 25 times their net earnings. (i.e. - a company earning $1 million would be worth $25 million). Companies within the technology sector performed at even higher averages. These figures cannot be overlooked.