Privatisation is the process whereby government-run businesses are taken to the stock market, and the shares offered to investors. The UK has been particularly active in this hiving off of the major state utilities, and substantial profits have been made by many investors who took up the offers.
Dealing with the transfer of businesses from the state to the private sector. This commonly involves complex contractual structures to be put in place, and the industries concerned are usually closely regulated.
The full transfer of publicly-owned assets into the private sector through a sale or flotation on the stock market.
When sector cannot be specified. Including general state enterprise restructuring or demonopolisation programmes; planning, programming, advice.
Sale or transfer of state-owned enterprises, or shares in them, from the public to the private sector.
The process of moving from a government controlled system to a privately run, for-profit system.
The change of ownership of a company from government control to private control.
The process of changing the structure of a government organisation to allow for private ownership and control.
The sale of a government's shareholding in an enterprise or the dilution of a government's stake in an enterprise as a result of the sale of new shares.
The sale of government-owned equity in nationalised industry or other commercial enterprises to private investors.
The process of transferring ownership of an entity previously owned by the state within the public sector into private ownership outside the state's direct ownership and management control. Such a process is often done by means of a public offer for sale.
Conversion of a state owned company into a public limited company often accompanied by a sale of its shares to the public.
The Government's exercise of the transfer to private ownership companies or public enterprises owned by the government.
A government, council or other state-owned entity disposes of a company or stake in a company that it owns. The company, or part of the company, moves from public to private ownership.
The sale of government owned enterprise to the private sector.
Process whereby the government puts state owned industries into the private sector, eg, water, electricity. Usually involves an offer for sale of its shares.
Conversion of a state run company to public limited company status, often accompanied by a sale of its shares to the general public.
the process whereby functions that were formerly run by the government are delegated instead to the private sector. Privatisation occurs when the government sells a government owned business or service to private interests. This is usually the first step in creating a competitive market for the good or service that the government owned business previously had a monopoly on.
The sale of Government-owned services which permits the public to gain direct ownership via an allocation of shares.
Transfer by central or local government of a business and its assets from state to private ownership
Where public services, such as electricity supply, are sold to private companies.
Selling publically owned enterprises to private investors. (Public = Private ownership)
The alteration of the legal and management structure of a Government trading body (e.g. a statutory authority) to permit private equity or ownership.