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Question 1: After a number of years, if a company has grown significantly and is profitable, or has promising prospects, there is often an ________ which converts the privately held company into a publicly traded company or an acquisition of a company by publicly traded company.
Bond (finance)StockInvestment bankingInitial public offering

Question 2: The shares of a publicly traded company are often traded on a ________.
Stock exchangeStock marketMarket makerEfficient-market hypothesis

Question 3: For example, the ________ in the United States does not apply to privately held companies.
Internal auditInternal controlSarbanes–Oxley ActAccountancy

Question 4: In the US, the ________ requires that firms whose stock is traded publicly report their major stockholders each year.
U.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionWilliam O. DouglasSecurities and Exchange Commission appointeesChristopher Cox

Question 5: When the compensation in question is primarily shares then the deal is often considered a ________.
Mergers and acquisitionsBond (finance)Corporate financeCapital structure

Question 6: The first company to issue shares is thought to be the ________ in 1601.
Dutch East India CompanyDutch EmpireDutch West India CompanyFrench East India Company

Question 7: Publicly traded companies are also required to spend more for ________ and other bureaucratic paperwork required of all publicly traded companies under government regulations.
Financial auditChartered Certified AccountantCertified Public AccountantManagement accounting

Question 8: This is typically done through a ________ and occurs when the buyers believe the securities have been undervalued by investors.
Corporate raidPrivate equityMezzanine capitalLeveraged buyout

Question 9: In the United States, in some instances, companies with over 500 shareholders may be required to report under the ________; companies that report under the 1934 Act are generally deemed public companies.
Securities Exchange Act of 1934U.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionAmerican Stock ExchangeFinancial Industry Regulatory Authority


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