Going public may seem natural when a company reaches a given size, however the decision to do so results from the comparison of the costs and advantages of being listed. This article presents these costs and advantages before describing IPO's in France and their consequences for recently listed companies and their shareholders.
CHARLETY-LEPERS, P. (1997). Coûts et avantages de la cotation. Les Echos - supplément hebdomadaire : L'Art d'Entreprendre, pp. 7.