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Categories:
Corporate & Commercial Law
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 CPD point (60 minutes)
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Listen and pass the quiz: Gain 1 accredited CPD point (60 minutes)

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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
Yes Downloadable as MP3:    Yes
Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to give the listener an overview of the procedure as outlined in the 2006 Companies Act of converting a privately held company into a public company limited by shares.

The podcast will start off by looking at the practical issues a company should consider before undertaking an initial offing of shares to the public. It will then look at the court-approved procedure under the 2006 Companies Act and briefly introduce the different markets on which a public company may list.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the differences between a public and a private company;
  • Be aware of the advantages and disadvantages involved in converting to a public company;
  • Know the legislation that applies when re-registering a private company as a public one;
  • Understand the process of re-registration from a practical standpoint;
  • Appreciate the investment options available to a public company.
Level:
Beginner Difficulty: 1 of 5
Classification:
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Companies Act 1985 Companies Act 2006.
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In this CPDcast Jenisa Thumbadoo explains the procedure for re-registering a private company as a public company under the Companies Act 2006. In addition to examining the legislation, an outline of the practical steps a company should take is considered.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-03-28

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