4 Companies That Went From Public to Private. Rachel Farrow. February 7, . For many companies, to go public is the ultimate dream. For others, however. the choice to remain public or take a company private at a share price premium. to issue further stock and hesitancy among private companies to go public. 5 reasons why public companies should go private · 1. Easier access to capital—In the past, being a public company meant there were more. Going private means that a company does not have to comply with costly and time-consuming regulatory requirements, such as the Sarbanes-.