Talk:Privately held company

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Advantages?[edit]

the advantages of changing from a partnership to a proprietary company? so that it can earn more profit —Preceding unsigned comment added by 113.199.165.83 (talk) 16:15, 3 March 2010 (UTC)

Article name change[edit]

The correct punctuation for the name of this article is "Privately held company". It is incorrect to use a hyphen after a -ly adverb. I tried to move the article to the correct name, but was unable to because of a previous article at that name. Any suggestions? SDC 02:31, 18 July 2006 (UTC)

Linking doesn't work[edit]

The 'Swagelok' link redirects to something about metal. Daily Rubbings 15:31, 16 May 2007 (UTC)

ptd ltd?[edit]

I have seen the abbreviation Ptd Ltd, and it seems to be particularly common in Australia, but I can't find an explanation anywhere. It is clear from context that it refers to a private company, but the details escape me. --Slashme (talk) 06:09, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Merge[edit]

Suggesting merging Privately-owned enterprise into Privately held company, as they cover the same concept. Thoughts? SchuminWeb (Talk) 05:20, 14 October 2009 (UTC)

This is all very confused. They are confucstin privately owned with privately held. A private company can be either privately held (also called close) or publicly traded. Privately held means owned by a few people. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Gadickson2002 (talkcontribs) 22:09, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

privately held company versus subsidiary[edit]

What is the difference between being private and being a subsidiary? In my mind, a subsidiary essentially would have the same ownership as the parent. For example, the US Post office is not a privately held company, but rather a subsidiary of the US Governement and thus publicly held. Likewise, Opel is a subsidary of the privately held GM, but Opel itself is not independently privately held. Thoughts? Farmerpete (talk) 09:57, 13 November 2009 (UTC)Farmerpete

Add to the company list[edit]

I believe Vitol, Glencore International, Gunvor, and ALDI are all European private companies with at least $50 billion in revenue. Jonathansuh (talk) 22:02, 8 November 2010 (UTC)

Trust me, we already have more than enough examples. No more, please. SchuminWeb (Talk) 00:07, 9 November 2010 (UTC)
But seriously, Vitol and Glencore are in the top 5 biggest private companies according to revenue (see this list for further reference). Maybe we could take out a couple of the smaller ones (Land Rover and LEGO). I think the bigger the company is, the better example. Jonathansuh (talk) 05:37, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

"Criticism" section[edit]

The "criticism" section does not belong here. It is a criticism of private businesses, as opposed to state-owned or worker-owned businesses. But it is not a criticism of privately held companies. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.119.177.32 (talk) 17:22, 16 July 2011 (UTC)