The owners of a Public Limited Company have limited liability, and the liability only extends up to the unpaid amount of shares of shareholders. If the company goes bankrupt and cannot meet its financial obligations, the owners’/ investors/ directors’ personal assets cannot be used to cover the company’s liabilities.
The public limited company offers immense growth opportunities as it can quickly raise public finance, which can be directly employed in the business for diversification of industry, pursuing new growth opportunities, exploring economies to scale and also acquisition and merger with other companies.
Due to the public’s involvement, a Public limited company is legally compelled to disclose its information and reports, such as quarterly or annual Accounts and financial reports summarising its present financial situation.
As a result, in terms of other business structures, a Public Limited Company is more open and transparent