Or how wills work.
ELQ was always privately held in the family which prompted all the fun infighting between the various Qs. Eventually some outsiders were able to gain some ownership in the company (Sonny, Jax). Finally at one point, Skye wanted to lessen the impact of said outsider and convince enough of the Qs to go public thus pushing Sonny and Jax out of ELQ crazy board meetings.
Edward manage to take back control of said stock and made in privately own again with the various Qs owning. Of course, Edward's shares were split up a million pieces for every grandchild/greatchild