The long term benefits of being publicly traded are numerous and can include: improved liquidity, higher company value, the ability to make acquisitions or attract and retain employees with the newly public companies stock and greater access to capital at a lower cost.
In addition, having public trading status allows a company the ability to make acquisitions with their stock, since publicly traded stock is viewed as currency for mergers and acquisitions. More over, public trading status often leads to a higher price for a later offering of a companies securities.
There are four main ways a company can "Go Public" in the United States.
There are many market places you may consider to go public in the world, however, in USA, even a Small Business still can go public. You can check "Go Public in USA" for more details.
PBM's Reverse Takeover Planning can well assist in your company through the entire process of going public by Reverse Takeover [“RTO”] from introducing qualified and experienced securities attorneys, market makers, accountants and transfer agents to giving professional services on how to structure your company prior to your company's RTO in order to minimize dilution and maximize financing prospects.