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go private

To seek healthcare in the private sector—i.e., outside of the NHS. Going private means paying for healthcare services to which a patient is entitled for free under the NHS, but for which he/she may wait for months to receive. Thus, well-off patients forego free services to avoid frustration around scheduling and booking delays due to NHS backlogs for non-emergent care and services.
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Yet, despite the enormous impact the credit crisis had on the number of firms going private, some firms did indeed go private post the crisis, as is to be expected given the varying strategies of private-equity firm deal makers (Bacon et al.
11) Thus, we expect that the more financial resources a firm has, the more it is likely to go private.
Two Stockton MPs who attacked a dental practice which has switched to go private have received stinging criticism.
The alternative is to go private and pay per visit, after an expensive assessment or go with Denplan.
Tony James, vice chairman of the Blackstone Group, an investment banking firm, says he expects more firms to go private as the full impact of complying with Sarbanes-Oxley kicks in.
NEW YORK-The reasons are clear for a public company to go private during an economic downturn, as Springs did two weeks ago.
If VMI had decided to go private rather than admit women on equal footing with men, the school would have had to raise a minimum endowment of $200 million to generate the $10 million in annual operating funds now supplied by the state, according to VMI Superintendent Josiah Bunting III.
Selyunin's more skeptical colleague, Boris Pinsker, argues that the privatization effort has been largely a fraud: The bigger, state-subsidized enterprises, he says, continue to receive subsidies and credits even after they go private, so that they enjoy the benefits of ownership without its risks, and "the umbilical cord connecting these properties to the state is not severed.
Thus it is argued that firms need to go private to benefit from these special skills.
Companies that are not being recognized in the public markets are seeking to go private through buyouts in greater numbers," said Ian Cookson, a director with Grant Thornton Corporate Finance LLC.
They could decide to go private, merge with Fox or Disney, or join the NBC bid.
Shepherd (left), with his friend Hall's backing, is ready to take advantage of United's rock-bottom share price - down to just 22p on Friday - to gain control of the 90 per cent stake needed to go private.