Delisting dilemma: Why firms are quitting stock markets
19 February 2013 Last updated at 04:04 GMT
To stay or to go. That is the question a number of companies in Asia, and elsewhere, are asking about the stock market.
Earlier this week, Filipino firm San Miguel said it would delist its world famous beer brewing business.
That came just a few days after the US computer firm Dell said it would also step back from the stock market in a deal worth $24bn (£15bn).
Nitin Bhat from consultancy firm Frost & Sullivan told Asia Business Report why companies want to buy back their independence.