Public Co. By Shares

Singapore Public Co. Limited By Shares

Public Co. By Shares


A public company limited by shares can have more than 50 shareholders. The company may raise capital by offering shares and debentures to the public. A public company must register a prospectus with the Monetary Authority of Singapore before making any public offer of shares and debentures.

It is having its own pros and cons as features.



  • It can raise capital by offering shares or debentures to the public.
  • Can be listed on Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX)



  • There is a lack of confidentiality because public companies have to disclose financial information to the public
  • Stringent regulation, such as Company Secretary’s qualifications and director’s age
  • Listed Public companies also have to file reports with Singapore Stock Exchange regularly and comply with statutory requirements and exchange guidelines


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