The process of taking a publicly traded firm private, restructuring the firm, and then taking it public again through an initial public offering (IPO). Private equity firms begin the process by using leverage loans to buy all the outstanding shares of a company. They then restructure the company, often by shedding subsidiaries, to make it more attractive to investors. They then take the company public again through an IPO. The private equity firm hopes that the IPO will raise more money than it spent on acquiring the company.
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