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A public company is said to delist if it ceases trading of its shares on a public exchange. A company can delist voluntarily for a few reasons. For example, some public companies delist upon going private in a leveraged buy out, or LBO. A company can also desist its shares because another firm is acquiring it. A company may be forced to delist, or be delisted, by the listing exchange. Every exchange has its own rules for the circumstances under which it might delist a company. Being forced to delist is a sign of serious problems at a company. Having a minimum number of shareholders and a minimum amount of revenue are examples of criteria imposed by the exchange. If a company is forced to delist, its shares will often be traded over the counter (OTC).



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