Some thoughts on Tesla’s public musing about going private

It's a bit of a coincidence that I wrote about the dearth of public companies this morning and Tesla goes and announces it's considering going private.
Dell as a test case for going private
The company I used in the earlier post was Dell. Here's what Fast Company said about Dell's going private five years ago that is relevant to Tesla:

If Dell was trading at an all-time high, Dell wouldn’t be going private. It’s this low stock price that has created this opportunity. As expected, some investors aren’t happy. There are a lot of homeowners who aren’t happy with the decline in their home values as well. Today’s price is today’s price. Why should Dell pay a premium to buy itself? The “market” has set a price–Dell is taking advantage of that now.

Are there risks to going private? Perhaps. But...


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